Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 August 2002

352 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719057298

Bookseller Code (06)


Power: a reader

Mark Haugaard

Published by Manchester University Press

  • 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