Power

Author: Steven Lukes
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137148861
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In this second edition of a seminal work, Steven Lukes' reconsiders his views in light of recent debates and of criticisms of his original argument. With a new introduction and bibliographical essay, this book will consolidate its reputation as a classic work and a major reference point within social and political theory.

Power Second Edition

Author: Steven Lukes
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780333420928
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Steven Lukes' Power: A Radical View is a seminal work still widely used some 30 years after publication. The second edition includes the complete original text alongside two major new essays. One assesses the main debates about how to conceptualize and study power, including the influential contributions of Michel Foucault. The other reconsiders Steven Lukes' own views in light of these debates and of criticisms of his original argument. With a new introduction and bibliographical essay, this book will consolidate its reputation as a classic work and a major reference point within social and political theory.

Power A Radical View

Author: Steven Lukes
Publisher: Ottawa
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Retail They say that love conquers all, but what if love isn’t enough? What if love was stolen from you by death? What if love came back to you, a miracle, but unseen threats mean to rob you of it all over again? Wouldn’t you protect that love, fight for it with every part of your body and soul? What if by claiming that love you place it in danger? Could you walk away from it? Would you, or would you take the chance that this time around, love will indeed conquer all? Lillian Saint Rose, by all appearances is a young artist born to wealth and privilege, but she is hiding a dark secret. A recluse and a loner, she lives her world by night, never expecting her lonely existence to change until she meets Detective Jack Stone. Jack is handsome and charming, but that isn’t what sparks Lillian’s interest. No, it’s the fact that he is the mirror image of the love she lost so long ago. Strange, unexplainable things have been happening in New York City. Gruesome murders bring Detective Stone on to the scene, but he finds himself at a loss for at none of the scenes is any evidence left, not hair, not fibers, and certainly not blood, at least, not from the killer. As the city starts to panic and scream serial killer, Jack finds himself falling for the mysterious Lillian Saint Rose. Never in his life has he seen such a woman, met such a person. The attraction is instant and intense, but with the city in chaos, he doesn’t have time for a new relationship. That, of course, doesn’t stop it from happening anyway. He just can’t seem to shake the beautiful woman from his mind. It’s as if an unseen force is always pulling them together and Jack finds that he doesn’t want to fight it at all. No, he wants to surrender. As the body count starts racking up and the FBI is called in, Jack starts to realize that he is dealing with two separate killers. When one makes a kill, it is clean, precise. When the other kills it’s a bloody massacre. He knows how they kill, the vicinity where they kill, but he doesn’t have even one strand of evidence or one clue as to who they really are. As the newly found relationship begins to flourish, Lillian finds she is at conflict with her own emotions. She is determined to walk away from Jack knowing that his life is in danger, but she finds herself unable to do so. Unable to distant herself from Jack, she finds herself longing to tell him everything, but how does someone tell someone else that they haven’t been alive and breathing in over a hundred and fifty years? Once cold, she finds her dead heart reawakening and she knows that it is because of Jack. She knew him once before after all, she loved him once before, and she watched him die, because of her. She knows that she is putting his life in danger by allowing him close to her, but resisting Jack is about as easy as resisting what she was reborn to do. Now, an evil from the past comes back to haunt her, and threatens to do again what he did once before, kill the man that she loves. Times have changed, though. Lillian has grown stronger and this time around, she swears that she will be ready. She vows to protect Jack even at the risk of exposure to her and her kind, but what she fears the most is Jack finding out the truth about her and not accepting what she is, not accepting her. What would he do if he knew that she was one of the two that he was looking for, that she was a killer? Would he understand? Would he accept her, or would he deem her the monster, that inside, she knows she really is?

Decarceration

Author: Andrew T. Scull
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745697240
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"Decarceration" is a word which has not yet entered the dictionary. But it is increasingly being used to designate a process with momentous implications for all of us. It is shorthand for a state-sponsored policy of closing down asylums, prisons, and reformatories. Mad people, criminals, and delinquents are being discharged or refused admission to the dumps in which they have been traditionally housed. Instead, they are to be left at large, to be coped with "in the community." We are told by those who run programs of this sort that keeping the criminal and the mentally disturbed in our midst is "humane." We are informed that it is a "more effective" means of curing or rehabilitating such people. And, miracle of miracles, we learn that this approach is also "cheaper"! With an alternative which embraces such an array of virtues, who can be surprised to learn that mental hospitals are emptying faster and faster, and that with each passing day the convicted felon's chances of going to prison grow more remote? On closer examination, it turns out that this whole enterprise is built on a foundation of sand. The claim that leaving deviants at large "cures" or "rehabilitates" them is just that - a claim. Little or no solid evidence can be offered in its support. Instead, it rests uneasily on a cloud of rhetoric and wishful thinking. Most people's conception of the "humane" does not embrace placing senile men and women in the hands of rapacious nursing home operators or turning loose the perpetrators of violent crimes, under conditions which guarantee that they will receive little or no supervision. Yet, as decarceration has been implemented, this is what has been happening. Much of the time, it appears as if the policy makers simply do not know what will happen when their schemes are put into effect. Nor do they seem very concerned to find out. Often, they do not even know where those they have dumped back on the rest of us are to be found.

Liberals And Cannibals

Author: Steven Lukes
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784786497
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With debates on the meaning of “liberal society” more heated than ever, this is a timely re-issue of a classic text Can the tension between relativism and the moral universalism current in contemporary politics be resolved within the framework of liberalism? How is liberal society to interpret the diversity of morals? Is pluralism the appropriate response? How does pluralism differ from the widely condemned ethnocentric relativism—“liberalism for the Liberals, cannibalism for the cannibals”? Confronting liberal thought with its own limitations, Steven Lukes’ work is more relevant than ever. While recognizing the dangers of moral imperialism, Lukes argues that a relativist position based on identifying clearly distinct cultural and moral communities is incoherent. Drawing on work in anthropology and philosophy, he examines the nature of social justice, the politics of identity and human rights theory.

Power And Empowerment

Author: Peter Bachrach
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 9780877229391
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What role should political theory play in activating workers to engage in class struggle to extend participatory rights in the workplace and, in the process, expand and revitalize American democracy? Bachrach and Botwinick argue that the answer is to construct a theory of participatory democracy that would include a democratic concept of class struggle; a concept that provides workers and their allies an effective and legitimate course of political action. They see this concept not only as a means to encourage workers to become politically active to gain participatory rights, but also as a means to strengthen the democratic process as a whole. The authors contend that working-class struggle should be encouraged as a way of promoting the realignment of political parties along class lines and expanding citizen participation and public awareness of issues of national concern.To illustrate their theory, the authors describe and evaluate worker self-management programs in Germany, Sweden, France, Italy, England, and the United States. Hoping to spur Americans to confront their crisis of democracy with boldness and imagination, Bachrach and Botwinick demonstrate that class politics is on the agenda and that the categories of class and class struggle are now up for democratic definition in a way that is unique in this country. Author note: Peter Bachrach is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Temple University. >P>Aryeh Botwinick is Professor of Political Science at Temple University and the author of Skepticism and Political Participation (Temple).

Media Power And The Transformation Of War

Author: Chiara de Franco
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137009748
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Do the news media have any role in the transformation of war and warfare? A constellation of labels by academics and practitioners have been coined in the last twenty years to describe the new forms of a phenomenon as old as the human race. However, this book claims that it remains to be fully understood what the specific role of the news media is in this process. It argues that the news media, old and new alike, alter the cognitive and strategic environment of the actors of war and politics and change the way these interact with one another. Building on a four-dimensional definition of power and focusing on the role of television, this book recognises the importance of interactions upon the understanding of any social phenomenon. It suggests that the nature of war is changing partly because it is no longer just a matter of linear strategic interactions but also, and mainly, of 'mediated' ones.

Power And Powerlessness

Author: John Gaventa
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252009853
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Explains to outsiders the conflicts between the financial interests of the coal and land companies, and the moral rights of the vulnerable mountaineers.

Gratitude In Education

Author: Kerry Howells
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 946091814X
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Teachers at all levels of education will find this book practical and inspiring as they read how other educators have engaged with challenges that reveal different dimensions of gratitude, and how some have discovered its relevance in gaining greater resilience, improved relationships and increased student engagement. In the first comprehensive text ever written that is solely dedicated to the specific relevance of gratitude to the teaching and learning process, Dr Howells pioneers an approach that accounts for both dilemmas and possibilities of gratitude in the midst of teachers’ busy and stressful lives. She takes a contemporary and philosophical view of the notion of gratitude and goes beyond its conceptualisation simply from a religious or positive psychology framework. Exploring real situations with teachers, school leaders, students, parents, academics and pre-service teachers - Gratitude In Education: A Radical View examines many of the complexities encountered when gratitude is applied in a variety of secular educational environments.

Individualism

Author: Steven Lukes
Publisher: ECPR Press
ISBN: 0954796667
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Individualism embraces a wide diversity of meanings and is widely used by those who criticise and by those who praise Western societies and their culture, by historians and literary scholars in search of the emergence of 'the individual', by anthropologists claiming that there are different, culturally shaped conceptions of the individual or 'person', by philosophers debating what form social science explanations should take and by political theorists defending liberal principles. In this classic text, Steven Lukes discusses what 'individualism' has meant in various national traditions and across different provinces of thought, analysing it into its component unit-ideas and doctrines. He further argues that it now plays a malign ideological role, for it has come to evoke a socially-constructed body of ideas whose illusory unity is deployed to suggest that redistributive policies are neither feasible nor desirable and to deny that there are institutional alternatives to the market.