Pouvoir, puissance, and politics: Hans Morgenthau's dualistic concept of power?

  title={Pouvoir, puissance, and politics: Hans Morgenthau's dualistic concept of power?},
  author={Felix R{\"o}sch},
  journal={Review of International Studies},
  pages={349 - 365}
  • Felix Rösch
  • Published 23 April 2013
  • Philosophy
  • Review of International Studies
Abstract Hans Morgenthau's concept of power is widely debated among scholars of International Relations. Superficial accounts present Morgenthau's concept of power in the Hobbesian tradition as a means of self-preservation; however, more thorough investigations demonstrate Morgenthau's psychogenic and praxeological understanding. By referring to Sigmund Freud and Max Weber, such accounts identify Morgenthauian power as the ability to dominate others. This article contributes to this discourse… 
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