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Why should we care about the definition of power?

Dowding, Keith

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Being pluralist about the concept of power does not mean that all definitions are equally valid. Many definitions are non-rival and gain their utility from the specific contexts in which they are applied. Others are rival and their relative utility derives from how good an explanation is provided by the theory of which they are part. Such explanation is constrained by the world because good explanation is constrained by the expectations it engenders. Some conceptions of power and related terms...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64042
Source: Journal of Political Power
DOI: 10.1080/2158379X.2012.661917

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