An introductory guide to some of the most significant perspectives on the subject of power within social and political theory. Contains extracts from such leading contemporary thinkers as Giddens, Lukes and Bourdieu alongside recent conceptions of power from important twentieth century figures including Weber, Arendt and Foucault. Each chapter concentrates on an individual theoretical perspective, and contains a substantial article or extract with its own comprehensive introduction which places the work in context. An excellent point of departure for understanding more about social and political power.
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(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Manchester University Press
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Author Biography - Mark Haugaard
Mark Haugaard is Lecturer in Political Theory at the National University of Ireland, Galway