Contemporary Social Thought

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Contemporary Social Thought
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  1. -Power resources -Scope -Magnitude -Domain -Skill -Motivation -Costs -Anticipated reaction.
    Dahl
  2. A has power over B to the extent to which A can get B to do something B would not otherwise have done.
    Dahl
  3. Only a man who is naice would accept invitations to participate in important community affairs without the blessing of Mr A, the top executive of our company.
    Dahl
  4. Three C's: Group consciousness; coherence; conspiracy.
    Dahl
  5. The two faces of power
    Bachrack and Baratz
  6. Decisions and Non-decisions
    B & B
  7. All forms of political organization have a bias in favour of the exploitation of some kinds of conflict and the supression of others because organization is the mobilization of bias
    B & B
  8. Bias is a non-decision, which is still a kind of decision or overt action
    Lukes
  9. A does something to B, such A deliberately excluding an issue from the agenda
    Lukes
  10. Two aspects to 3-D, first is structural/cultural over decisions, second is what is termed as 'false consciousness
    Lukes
  11. The bias of a system is not sustained simply by a series of individually chosen acts but also more importantly, by the socially structured and culturally patterned behaviour of groups, and practices of institutions which may indeed be manifested by individual's inaction.
    Lukes
  12. It is not the sipreme exercise of power to get another or others to have the desires you wan them to have-that is to secure compliance by controlling their thoughts and desires
    Lukes
  13. Power as 'power to' - empowerment from system
    Parsons
  14. Four aspects; 1) functional explanation 2) systems AGIL 3) link between agency and structure - pattern variables 4) power
    parsons
  15. Functional explanation - evolutionary theory
    Parson
  16. Laten function: the spirit of capitalism (latent = unintended)
    Parsons
  17. Manifest function: Calvinists (manifest = intended)
    Parsons
  18. Pattern variables is the ways of classifying different societies (values and norms)
    Parsons
  19. System is made up of biological beings which must adapt to survive
    Parsons
  20. Integration = collective identity
    Parsons
  21. Power is positive sum
    Parsons
  22. Value of money is based upon the shared confidence in the monetary system
    Parsons
  23. Power is a generalized capacity to secure the performance of binding obligations.. which are legitimized with reference to bearing upon collective goals and where int he case of recalcitrance there is a presumption of enforcement [coercion]
    Parsons

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