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Published: 28 November 2016

312 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9781526104564

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Power, Luck and Freedom

Collected essays

Keith Dowding

Published by Manchester University Press

Social and Political Power MUP Series

  • Provides a concise overview of the views of one of the major contemporary writers on power and freedom and links together his important work on power, freedom, luck and responsibility
  • Demonstrates the major issues governing power and freedom, notably the tension between comparative statics and dynamic accounts of each concept, and the interplay of agency and social structure
  • Brilliantly demonstrates the importance of luck in how we assess the power of our leaders
  • Demonstrates how luck and responsibility complement each other - paradoxically reducing the amount of luck in determining social outcomes will also reduce the amount of responsibility we assign to people for what they achieve