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Is it better to hang together or to  hang separately? Are you really dead both ways?
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What Is Power? Power is The probability that one actor within the  social relationship will be in a position to  carry out his [her] own will, despite  resistance, and regardless of the basis upon  which this probability rests - Max Weber
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Power Is a Social Phenomenon (1)  Study the interaction  dynamics of power  relations To  talk of someone’s  power without reference  to a specific social context  is meaningless Power arises only in  relations among  conscious actors or  groups of actors—  therefore we must: To  talk of someone’s  power without reference  to a specific social context  is meaningless Power arises only in  relations among  conscious actors or  groups of actors—  therefore we must: (2)  Ask: Who are the  actors?
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Influence Vs.  Authority
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  • Spring '06
  • BACHARACH/SONNENSTUH
  • · Authority, influence Formal authority

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