On Max Weber's Definition of Power

  title={On Max Weber's Definition of Power},
  author={Isidor Wallimann and Nicholas Ch. Tatsis and George Vincent Zito},
  journal={Journal of Sociology},
  pages={231 - 235}
-Talcott Parsons ( 1968 : 6~6) : ’The probability within a social relationship of being able to secure one’s own ends even against opposition’. -Talcott Parsons and A. M. Henderson ( 1965 : 1 ~2): ’The probability that one actor within a social relationship will be in a position to carry out his own will despite resistance, regardless of the basis on which this probability rests’.’ -Reinhard Bendix ( 1962 : 290): ’The possibility of imposing one’s will upon the behavior of other persons… 

On the Concept of Power

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Hassan thought the reason of the never-ending clash between East and West is the difference between their varied time perception. Albeit accepting many of Hassan's claims, the author believes the

The Cables and the Power

  • A. Mahoudeau
  • Sociology, Political Science
    Carnets de géographes
  • 2019
Politics in the Palestinian refugee camps of Lebanon have been studied through a number of perspective, mostly focusing on the relation to national liberation and collective memory. The politics of

Health Power Resources Theory: A Relational Approach to the Study of Health Inequalities

  • Megan M. Reynolds
  • Political Science, Medicine
    Journal of health and social behavior
  • 2021
Resurrecting historical sociological emphases on power relations provides an avenue through which scholars can more fully understand the patterning of population health and better connect the sociology of health and illness to the central tenets of the discipline.

Translation as a social fact

This article proposes a reading of classical works of Emile Durkheim, one of the founding fathers of sociology, in light of their applicability to translation research. It is argued that, since

Personal Income and Hierarchical Power

  • Blair Fix
  • Economics
    Journal of Economic Issues
  • 2018
Abstract: This article examines the relation between personal income and hierarchical power. In the context of a firm hierarchy, I define hierarchical power as the number of subordinates under an

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The results suggest that time pressure can be as influential as an alternative; however, students and professionals seem to react differently to power manipulations.

The effect of anglicization on the shaping of public space in the city of Pula

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Critical Remarks on Weber's Theory of Authority

  • P. Blau
  • Sociology
    American Political Science Review
  • 1963
Max Weber has often been criticized for advocating a wertfrei, ethically neutral approach in the social sciences and for thereby denying to man, in the words of Leo Strauss, “any science, empirical

The Concept of Power: A Critical Defence

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Why Families Move

This book reaffirms the basic validity of the original study and new scholars will welcome the opportunity to become acquainted with this classic study.

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The Theory of Social and Economic Organization

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