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    How many different approaches do social scientists have to understanding power?

    I will start by posting one approach related to some of my research: Banzhaf power

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banzhaf_p…

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    Itai Sher

  2. It is a race between this and "democracy" for most essentially contested concept.

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    Suresh

  3. Thanks.

    I was just reading something by Sam when I was inspired to ask this question.

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    Itai Sher

    From Bowles and Gintis “Power” New Palgrave

    * short side power
    * purchasing power
    * market power
    * bargaining power

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    Itai Sher

  4. imho most of these can be expressed in my envelope theorem formulation!

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    Suresh

  5. I think they would disagree. Read the closing three paragraphs (2005 version).

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    Itai Sher

    They do write:

    "The reason why the consumer does not impose a sanction on the grocer is that ...

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    Itai Sher

  6. dclingi

    David Clingingsmith

  7. Foucault's use of "domination" is imho closer to what more analytical folks call power.

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    Suresh

  8. I'll add this quote from Dahl (1957):

    “A has power over B to the extent that A can get B to do something that B would not otherwise do.”

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    Itai Sher

  9. And, if I'm going to mention Banzhaf, I would be remiss if I did not mention Shapley-Shubik

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapley–S…

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    Itai Sher