Power, Political


Anderson P. Lineages of the Absolutist State (1974);

Arendt. On Violence (1969);

Aron. Democracy and Totalitarianism (1968, in French 1965);

Bachrach, Peter, and Morton S. Baratz. Two Faces of Power. American Political Science Review (1962);

Barnes, B. The Nature of Power (1988);

Bottomore. Elites and Society, 2ed. (1993);

Bourdieu. Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgment of Taste (1984, in French 1979);

     -     Language and Symbolic Power (1991, in French 1982);

     -     Masculine Domination (2001, in French 1998b);

Clegg, S. Frameworks of Power (1989);

Cockburn. Brothers: Male Dominance and Technical Change (1983);

     -     Machinery of Dominance: Women, Men and Technical Know-how (1985);

Coleman. Power and the Structure of Society (1974);

     -     The Asymmetric Society (1982);

Collins P. From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism (2006);

Collins R. Charisma: Micro-sociology of Power and Influence (2020);

Connell. Gender and Power: Society, the Person and Sexual Politics (1987);

Coser. The Functions of Social Conflict (1956);

Crozier. Actors and Systems: The Politics of Collective Action (1980, in French 1977);

     -     The Bureaucratic Phenomenon (2017, in French 1963);

Dahl, Robert A. Who Governs? Democracy and Power in an American City (1961);

Dahrendorf. Class and Conflict in an Industrial Society (2022, in German 1957);

Davis A. Women, Culture & Politics (1990);

Ehrenreich. “The Professional-Managerial Class”, in ed. Walker, Pat. Between Labor and Capital (1979);

Elias. On the Process of Civilisation (Volume 3) (The Collected Works of Norbert Elias) (2012);

Emerson. „Power-Dependence Relations”, in American Socio logical Review (1962);

     -     „Power-Dependence Relations: Two Experiments”, in Sociometry (1964); 

     -     „Exchange Theory: Part I: A Psychological Basis for Social Exchange”, and „Exchange Theory: Part II: Exchange Relations and Networks”, in Sociological Theories in Progress, Joseph Berger (ed.) (1972);

Esping-Anderson. Political Power and Social Theory (1982); 

Firestone. The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution (1970);

Foucault. Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1977, in French 1975);

     -     The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: The Will to Knowledge (1990, in French 1976);

     -     The Subject and Power. In Power: Essential Works of Foucault, 1954–1984 (1994);

Galbraith. The New Industrial State (1967);

  • The Anatomy of Power (1983);

Gellner. Plough, Sword and the Book: The Strucuture of Human History (1988);

Giddens. The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration (1984); 

Grinin.  The Evolution of Statehood: From Early States to Global Society  (2011);

Gumplowicz. Outlines of Sociology (2020, in German 1885);

Hartsock. Money, Sex and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism (1983);

Haugaard, M. Power: A Reader (2002);

Haugaard, M. ‘Reflections on Seven Ways of Creating Power’, European Journal of Social Theory (2003);

Hobbes, T. Leviathan (1641);

Kidd. The Science of Power (1918);

Lenski. Power and Privilege (1966); 

Linz. Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes (2000);

Lipset. Class, Status, and Power: Social Stratification in Comparative Perspective (1953);

     -     Political Man (1960);

Luhmann. Social Systems (1995, in German 1984);

     -     Introduction to Systems Theory (2012, in German 1991);

     -     Law as a Social System (2004, in German 1993);

     -     Theory of Society, 2. Vol ( 2012,2013, in German 1997);

Lukes, Steven. Power: A Radical View (1974);

Mann. The Sources of Social Power, 4 Vols. (1986-2012);

Mannheim. Ideology and Utopia (1936, in German 1929);

Markovsky. „Power Relations in Exchange Networks”, in American Sociological Review (1988);

     -     „The Seeds of Weak Power: An Extension of Network Exchange Theory”, in American Sociological Review (1993);

     -     „Power in Exchange Networks: Critique of a New Theory”, in American Sociological Review (1997);

     -     „Power and the Perception of Social Networks”, in Social Networks (2011);

Martin. Religion and Power: No Logos without Mythos (2014);

Marx. The Communist Manifesto (in German 1948); 

     -     Class Struggles in France (in German 1850);

     -     The XVIII Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (in German 1852);

     -     Capital Vol. 1, 2, & 3: The Only Complete and Unabridged Edition in One Volume (2020, in German 1867, 1885, 1894);

Michels. Political Parties: A Sociological Study of the Oligarchial Tendencies of Modern Democracy (2016, in Italian 1911);

     -     First Lectures in Political Sociology (1949, in Italian 1927);

Miliband. The State in Capitalist Society (1969);

     -     Class Power and State Power (1983);

Millett. Sexual Politics (1969);

Mills. The Power Elite (1956);

Mosca. The Ruling Class (2018, in Italian 1896, 1923);

Mouffe. Hegemony and Socialist Strategy: Towards a Radical Democratic Politics (1985); 

Newman, Saul.From Bakunin to Lacan: Anti-Authoritarianism and the Dislocation of Power (2001);

Newman, Saul. New Reflections on the Theory of Power: A Lacanian Perspective. Contemporary Political Theory (2004);

Ortega y Gasset. The Revolt of the Masses (1994, in Spanish 1929);

Pareto. The Rise and Fall of Elites: An Application of Theoretical Sociology (1991, in Italian 1900);

Parsons. Politics and Social Structure (1969);

Polsby, Nelson W. Community Power and Political Theory (1963);

Poggi, G. Forms of Power (2001);

Poulantzas. Political Power and Social Classes (1978, in French 1968); 

     -     Fascism and Dictatorship: The Third International and the Problem of Fascism (2019, in French 1970);

     -     Classes in Contemporary Capitalism (1975, in French 1974);

     -     State, Power, Socialism (2014, in French 1978);

Runciman. „Towards a Theory of Social Stratification“, in Frank Parkin (ed.) The Social Analysis of Class Structure (1974);

     -     A Treatise on Social Theory, vol. 2: Substantive Social Theory (1989);

Schumpeter. Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy (1942);

Skocpol. States and Social Revolutions: A Comparative Analysis of France, Russia, and China (1979);

Smith D. The Conceptual Practices of Power: A Feminist Sociology of Knowledge (1990);

Sorokin. Social Mobility (1927);

Stacey, M. & Price, M. Women, Power, and Politics (1983)

Therborn. What Does the Ruling Class do When it Rules?: State Apparatuses and State Power under Feudalism, Capitalism and Socialism (1978);

     -     The Ideology of Power and the Power of Ideology (1980);

Touraine. The Post-Industrial Society (1971, in French 1969); 

Turner B. The Dominant Ideology Thesis (1980);

     -     Medical Power and Social Knowledge (1995);

Turner J. Macrodynamics: Toward a Theory on the Organization of Human Populations (1995);

Van den Berghe. Man in Society: A Biosocial View (1975);

     -     State Violence and Ethnicity (1990);

Walby. Theorizing Patriarchy (1990);

Wallerstein. The Modern World System, 4 Vols.  (1974-2011);

Weber Max. Economy and Society: A New Translation (2019, in German 1922a);

Willer. „Power Relations in Exchange Networks”, in American Sociological Review (1988);

Wilson W. Power, Racism, and Privilege: Race Relations in Theoretical and Sociohistorical Perspectives (1973);

Wittfogel. Oriental Despotism (1957);

Wolf. Envisioning Power: Ideologies of Dominance and Crisis (1999);

     -     Pathways of Power: Building an Anthropology of the Modern World (2001);

Wright. Class, Crisis, and the State (1978);

Žižek. The Sublime Object of Ideology (1989);


Still Have Questions?

Our user care team is here for you!

Contact Us