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Three Faces of Power

Author(s): Slobodan Antonić
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Nova srpska politička misao
Keywords: power; struggle; resistance; domination;

Summary/Abstract: The article exposes theories which refer to three dimensions of power. Robert Dahl has written about the first dimension. In this dimension power is understood as a conflict, competition between the one who gains power and the oppressed. The oppressed engages in the process of active resistance but the one who possesses power wins in the end. The other dimension was discussed by Peter Bakrack and Morton Barack. It does not contain any struggle that could be recognized and described. The oppressed estimates that the one who is in power will certainly win and does not want to expose himself to useless efforts. That is why the oppressed does not engage in any visible resistance although he is dissatisfied. Third dimension of power was emphasized by Steven Lukes. It also contains neither struggle nor resistance. But the one who is in power governs the circumstances so well that the oppressed does not understand his position at all. He either does not know that he is the oppressed or does not wish to think abut that. The result is power without any resistance, even without dissatisfaction of the oppressed. This is the crucial dimension of power in contemporary world.

  • Issue Year: 13/2006
  • Issue No: 01+04
  • Page Range: 7-35
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Serbian