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Ideas of Steven Lukes, by Text

[British, fl. 1990, Professor at the LSE, and then New York University.]

2005 Power: a Radical View (2nd ed)
Intro p.1 Hidden powers are the most effective
Intro p.2 The pluralist view says that power is restrained by group rivalry
Intro p.2 In the 1950s they said ideology is finished, and expertise takes over
Intro p.9 Anyone who thinks capitalism can improve their lives is endorsing capitalism
Intro p.12 Power is a capacity, which may never need to be exercised
1.2 p.19 One-dimensionsal power is behaviour in observable conflicts of interests
1.3 p.20 Political organisation brings some conflicts to the fore, and suppresses others
1.4 p.25 The two-dimensional view of power recognises the importance of controlling the agenda
1.4 p.26 There is collective action, where a trend is manifest, but is not attributable to individuals
1.4 p.27 Power can be exercised to determine a person's desires
1.4 p.28 The evidence for the exertion of power need not involve a grievance of the powerless
1.6 p.37 Power is affecting a person in a way contrary to their interests
1.6 p.37 Liberals take people as they are, and take their preferences to be their interests
1.8 p.57 Power is the capacity of a social class to realise its interests
p.27 p.152 Supreme power is getting people to have thoughts and desires chosen by you