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The Decapillarization of Power

Author(s): Rafał Drozdowski, Maciej Frąckowiak
Subject(s): Policy, planning, forecast and speculation, Sociology of Politics
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: power; public institutions; agency; complexity; democracy; anti-liberal shift

Summary/Abstract: This article focuses on analyzing changes in modern forms of governance. On the basis of the literature, the authors briefly reconstruct the reasons why sociology is adopting a “soft” approach to power, that is, one that primarily explores its exercise in subjectless forms, especially outside of state institutions. The authors next consider the social conditions producing a growing desire for a more traditional kind of power, and identify the key factors that could indicate its restoration in the institutions shaping the social order of today. In conclusion, the authors attempt to determine the possible effects of a “decapillarization” of power, and especially the model of power/ governance that could emerge from it.

  • Issue Year: 225/2017
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 9-21
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish