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The sources of social power
I leave theoretical conclusions to my fourth volume, though it is already obvious that to understand the development of modern societies we must give broadly equal attention to the causal power andExpand
The autonomous power of the state: its origins, mechanisms and results
  • M. Mann
  • Philosophy, Sociology
  • 1 November 1984
This essay tries to specify the origins, mechanisms and results of the autonomous power which the state possesses in relation to the major power groupings of ‘civil society’. The argument is couchedExpand
The Dark Side of Democracy: Explaining Ethnic Cleansing
1. The argument 2. Ethnic cleansing in former times 3. Two versions of 'we, the people' 4. Genocidal democracies in the New World 5. Armenia, I: into the danger zone 6. Armenia, II: genocide 7.Expand
The Source of Social Power. Volume II. The Rise of Classes and Nation-States, 1760-1914
Preface to the second edition 1. Introduction 2. Economic and ideological power relations 3. A theory of the modern state 4. The Industrial Revolution and old regime liberalism in Britain, 1760-1880Expand
Continuity and divergence in the Bantu languages : perspectives from a lexicostatistic study
When a group of rather closely related languages such as Bantu covers a large contiguous area, a genetic tree can help tracing the history of the region. Nurse provides a good overview of the historyExpand
The Social Cohesion of Liberal Democracy
This paper analyzes the empiricat utility of cossensual and conNictual theories in explaining the social cohesion of the liberal democracies of Britasn and the United States. After clarifyingExpand
Infrastructural Power Revisited
  • M. Mann
  • Political Science
  • 6 August 2008
The sources of social power, Vol. 1