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Three Faces of Power
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Three Faces of Power



June 1990 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Broadly defining power as the ability to get what we want, this volume - new in paper - identifies three major types of power: threat power, which is particularly important in political life; economic power, which derives from the power to produce and exchange goods and depends on the changing distribution of property ownership; and integrative power, which rests on relationships such as love, legitimacy, respect, affection, community and identity. Boulding argues that threat power should not be seen as fundamental since it is not effective unless reinforced by economic and integrative power.
 
Introduction
 
The Nature of Power
 
Power as a Social Structure
 
The Objects of Power
 
The Pathologies of Power
 
Personal Destructive Power
 
Personal Economic Power
 
Personal Integrative Power
 
The Dynamics of Personal Power
 
Organizations for Destruction
 
Economic Power in Organizations
 
Organizations For Integrative Power
 
The Dynamics of Organizational Power
 
Power in Physical and Biological Evolution
 
Power in Societal Evolution
 
Power and the Future

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ISBN: 9780803938625
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