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of causal powers that exert influences which are directed towards particular outcomes—an ontology of power and influence. Having described the ontology of power and influence, I return once more to the nature of reductive explanation in ...

Author: Richard Corry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192577214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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The world is a complex place, and this complexity is an obstacle to our attempts to explain, predict, and control it. In Power and Influence, Richard Corry investigates the assumptions that are built into the reductive method of explanation—the method whereby we study the components of a complex system in relative isolation and use the information so gained to explain or predict the behaviour of the complex whole. He investigates the metaphysical presuppositions built into the reductive method, seeking to ascertain what the world must be like in order that the method could work. Corry argues that the method assumes the existence of causal powers that manifest causal influence—a relatively unrecognised ontological category, of which forces are a paradigm example. The success of the reductive method, therefore, is an argument for the existence of such causal influences. The book goes on to show that adding causal influence to our ontology gives us the resources to solve some traditional problems in the metaphysics of causal powers, laws of nature, causation, emergence, and possibly even normative ethics. What results, then, is not just an understanding of the reductive method, but an integrated metaphysical worldview that is grounded in an ontology of power and influence.
2019-07-25 By Richard Corry

Thetwo models resemble theconcepts of power and influencethat this study tests. Sometexts make powerand influence equivalent concepts but,like vulnerability and sensitivity concepts, Iseethem as graduations of each other.

Author: Deborah E. de Lange

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230115545

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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This book investigates whether and why social structure influences cooperative organizational strategic decision making in an international relations context. It looks in particular at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
2010-12-20 By Deborah E. de Lange

to imply that they adopt the conception of the paper mentioned before , in the sense that “ power ' is taken to mean simply ' potential influence ' . In summary , what one can learn from these three papers about the concept of influence ...

Author: Ruth Zimmerling

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402029861

Category: Education

Page: 303

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This book will be of interest to legal, political and other social theorists/philosophers. Unique in its topics as well as in its approach, the book takes substantial steps towards answering essential questions about political influence. It analyses the concepts of social, political and legal power with a view towards arriving at an adequate and theoretically relevant distinction between power and influence. This volume contains an extensive overview and critical assessment; explores the conceptual relationship between freedom and power; assesses the distinctions made in existing scholarship between power and influence; presents the author’s own proposal for a definition of influence as opposed to power; combines insights from political theory, legal philosophy and the general theory of norms; is densely argued, yet accessible to all interested readers without any prerequisite of special prior knowledge; is transparently structured, written in a clear style, avoiding social-scientific jargon and using ordinary language. "Exact but not exacting, this is a fine work of overview and analysis; it makes an excellent contribution to the literature on power and freedom." Philip Pettit, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University "In this work, the author assumes the task of a ‘logical clean-up’ – an extremely valuable contribution to the promotion of scientific rigour and clarity in political scholarship." [This book] "gives the reader orientation in a conceptual jungle." [It is] "an excellent analysis of the relationships between normative and social power." Ernesto Garzón Valdés, Prof. em. of Legal Philosophy, President of The Tampere Club "A genuinely pioneering contribution insofar as the author – to my knowledge: for the first time ever – succeeds in giving a conceptually rather clear profile to a descriptive-analytic and normative understanding of the phenomenon of influence and in elucidating – again, by way of thorough and profound analysis – that this is much more than an academic glass-bead game, because our understanding of such essential normative foundations of political theory as freedom and equality is inextricably linked to the concepts of power and influence, and because this is the only way how we can come to see the fundamental obstacles to a coherent interpretation and institutional realization of the idea of the democratic Rechtsstaat." Rainer Schmalz-Bruns, Prof. of Political Theory, Darmstadt University of Technology
2005-07-19 By Ruth Zimmerling

When soft power is used, loyal subjects accept authority, while non-loyal subjects may be influenced, or avoid influence (exit), or protest (voice). In case of no loyalty, hard power coerces and forces the subjects; in the market this ...

Author: Jens Maesse

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000222234

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 286

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Economists occupy leading positions in many different sectors including central and private banks, multinational corporations, the state and the media, as well as serving as policy consultants on everything from health to the environment and security. Power and Influence of Economists explores the interconnected relationship between power, knowledge and influence which has led economics to be both a source and beneficiary of widespread power and influence. The contributors to this book explore the complex and diverse methods and channels that economists have used to exert and expand their influence from different disciplinary and national perspectives. Four different analytical views on the role of power and economics are taken: first, the role of economic expert discourses as power devices for the formation of influential expertise; second, the logics and modalities of governmentality that produce power/knowledge apparatuses between science and society; third, economists as involved in networks between academia, politics and the media; and forth, economics considered as a social field, including questions of legitimacy and unequal relations between economists based on the detention of various capitals. The volume includes case studies on a variety of national configurations of economics, such as the US, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Greece, Mexico and Brazil, as well as international spaces and organisations such as the IMF. This book provides innovative research perspectives for students and scholars of heterodox economics, cultural political economy, sociology of professions, network studies, and the social studies of power, discourse and knowledge. “The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.”
2021-05-23 By Jens Maesse

When used outside of a power and influence context, participation, like communication, also has a “more is obviously better” quality to it. By itself, this concept rarely leads to an exploration of the incredibly subtle choices that ...

Author: John P. Kotter

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439137404

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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In today's complex work world, things no longer get done simply because someone issues an order and someone else follows it. Most of us work in socially intricate organizations where we need the help not only of subordinates but of colleagues, superiors, and outsiders to accomplish our goals. This often leaves us in a "power gap" because we must depend on people over whom we have little or no explicit control. This is a book about how to bridge that gap: how to exercise the power and influence you need to get things done through others when your responsibilities exceed your formal authority. Full of original ideas and expert insights about how organizations—and the people in them—function, Power and Influence goes further, demonstrating that lower-level personnel also need strong leadership skills and interpersonal know-how to perform well. Kotter shows how you can develop sufficient resources of "unofficial" power and influence to achieve goals, steer clear of conflicts, foster creative team behavior, and gain the cooperation and support you need from subordinates, coworkers, superiors—even people outside your department or organization. He also shows how you can avoid the twin traps of naivete and cynicism when dealing with power relationships, and how to use your power without abusing it. Power and Influence is essential for top managers who need to overcome the infighting, foot-dragging, and politicking that can destroy both morale and profits; for middle managers who don't want their careers sidetracked by unproductive power struggles; for professionals hindered by bureaucratic obstacles and deadline delays; and for staff workers who have to "manage the boss." This is not a book for those who want to "grab" power for their own ends. But if you'd like to create smooth, responsive working relationships and increase your personal effectiveness on the job, Kotter can show you how—and make the dynamics of power work for you instead of against you.
2010-09-28 By John P. Kotter

... Chapter4:TurningVision toWork 35 Chapter5: BuildingMental Power 53 Chapter 6: Growing One's Money Tree 73 Chapter 7:Time Management 85 Chapter 8: 'Self' in Self-development 91 Chapter 9:Influence 99 Chapter 10: Self-Developmentand ...

Author: Chiku Malunga

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761858720

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 182

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This book demonstrates how the indigenous wisdom contained in African proverbs and folktales can be used to enhance modern life. The timeless wisdom enriches the understanding of self-development and positive influence, contributing towards the much-needed, cross-cultural dialogue among individuals, organizations, and societies in this increasingly diversified world.
2012-06-16 By Chiku Malunga

headquarters 137–40; networking skills 82–3, 96–7, 184; nonexecutive director interactions 56; nonpersonnelresponsibilities 57; perceptionsof what CEO/MDs requireof directors 78–80; power/influence of see power andinfluenceof ...

Author: John Gennard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134603503

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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In the last decade there has been an increasing interest in the role of people management in formulating key business decisions. This book offers a counterbalance to the predominant view that Human Resource and Personnel managers have little influence in the strategy making process. The book offers guidance to Personnel / HR managers aspiring to raise their status in organisations, as well as an indication of the future development of the role of people management at the highest levels of business. It will be essential reading for all those with a professional or academic interest in Human Resource Management and employment relations.
2012-10-02 By John Gennard

Comparative Studies of Culture and Power, pp. 29–62. Oxford: Elsevier. Davis, Marvin. 1983. Rank and Rivalry: The Politics of Inequality in Rural West Bengal. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Dirks, Nicholas. 1987.

Author: Pamela G. Price

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415585958

Category: History

Page: 253

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The importance of individual politicians and leadership in South Asian politics is easily visible in the functioning of political parties and movements, as well as in media coverage. Yet there is a noticeable paucity of academic work on the subject. This volume, a collection of articles documenting the leadership styles of individual politicians in the region, seeks to address this lack. By exploring such aspects of leadership as symbolic action, rhetorical usage, moral conviction, alliance-building, and modes of distribution, the articles illustrate the opportunities and constraints experienced by the politically ambitious. The spectrum of leadership strategies thus uncovered leads the editors to propose a tripartite arrangement of leader-types most commonly seen in the region: boss, lord and captain. In so doing the volume is able to provide important insight into the nature of South Asian democracies and electoral politics, and explain the relative stability of the body politic of what is a very large and complex socio-economic region.
2010 By Pamela G. Price

Power, influence, and social circles: Anew methodology for studying opinion makers. American Sociological Review, 31,786-802. Krackhardt, D. (1988). Predicting with networks: A multiple regression approach to analyzing dyadic data.

Author: Roderick M. Kramer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452251318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

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This book provides an exploration of emerging trends and new perspectives on power and influence in organizations. Each contributor provides an overview of general trends, and thoughts about the direction of future research. Topics examined include: manipulation of employee perceptions and values; links between power and accountability; sharing power; the effects of gender on power and influence; illusions of influence; and impression management.
1998-08-11 By Roderick M. Kramer

Such perceptions frame the Parliament and make it difficult to change perceptions in line with changes in Parliament's actual power and influence. Institutions which possess acknowledged power – member governments, the Commission and ...

Author: David Morgan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429785849

Category: Political Science

Page: 102

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First published in 1999, this study will examine the nature of the difficulties in the UK, Belgium and Ireland and the accompanying need for parliamentary communication, setting that parliament within an institutional, historical and political EU context and examining its ability to mobilise popular support through the use of mass media.
2019-05-23 By David Morgan