Basics of Studying Power
Find out how power is defined and measured by social scientists. This document includes a section on "Axioms of Power," because it's useful to be reminded that some things are true about power everywhere and at all levels of society: "power corrupts" those who hold it, "divide and conquer" is a main way to gain power, and creating an "outside enemy" is a good way to solidify power.
How To Do Power Structure Research
A step-by-step guide.
Power Structure Research and the Hope for Democracy
A brief overview and history of power structure research in the United States.
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