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The power relations of education have reversed

The classroom as we know it, invented by the Prussians a hundred and fifty years ago, and adopted across Europe and America as Germany rose to world power status, features a teacher sitting before a chalkboard while the pupils sit … Continue reading

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The Right to Look: A Counterhistory of Visuality

In The Right to Look, Nicholas Mirzoeff develops a comparative decolonial framework for visual culture studies, a field that he has helped to create and shape. Casting modernity as an ongoing contest between visuality and countervisuality, or “the right to … Continue reading

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Who Rules America: Wealth, Income, and Power

This document presents details on the wealth and income distributions in the United States, and explains how we use these two distributions as power indicators. Some of the information may come as a surprise to many people. In fact, I … Continue reading

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Lonely at the Top: The High Cost of Men’s Success

Men appear to enjoy many advantages in society-on average they make more money, have more power, and enjoy a greater degree of social freedom than women.  But many men pay a high price for the pursuit of success and power. … Continue reading

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Winner-take-all politics: how Washington made the rich richer-and turned its back on the middle class

Read A groundbreaking work that identifies the real culprit behind one of the great economic crimes of our time–the growing inequality of incomes between the vast majority of Americans and the richest of the rich. We all know that the … Continue reading

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The Power of Public Opinion

Here, Holmes hits upon several threads that form some of the backbone of social psychology: we tend to behave quite differently when we expect to be observed than when we don’t and we are acutely responsive to prevailing social mores … Continue reading

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Communication Power and Counter power in the Network Society

This article presents a set of grounded hypotheses on the interplay between communication and power relationships in the technological context that characterizes the network society. Based on a selected body of communication literature, and of a number of case studies … Continue reading

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Intellectuals and Power: A conversation between Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze

Read This is a transcript of a 1972 conversation between the post-structuralist philosophers Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze, which discusses the links between the struggles of women, homosexuals, prisoners etc to class struggle, and also the relationship between theory, practice … Continue reading

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The governance of problems: puzzling, powering, participation

Policy analysis usually gives more attention to problem-solving than problem finding and there is a real threat of mismatch between problem perceptions by citizens and problem definition by their elected and appointed policy makers. Contemporary democracies need to develop a … Continue reading

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The dynamics of change: dealing with power dynamics

Read Politics and power are at the heart of any effective multi-stakeholder processes, MSP. After all, power differences are often at the root of economic and social inequality, unsustainable resource use and conflict. Not recognising this, or ignoring its implications, … Continue reading

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