POLS 110 Lecture Notes - Manifest And Latent Functions And Dysfunctions

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Published on 14 Apr 2013
School
Queen's University
Department
Political Studies
Course
POLS 110
The Power of Framing
Framing is around shaping preferences in certain ways
The way things are framed affect choices and preferences
Context of decision
Power as Thought Control
Third face of power
Someone is filling your mind with ideas
It is only effective is one does not know they are being persuaded
Shapes your needs or wants
Sometimes what we think is the real function is the latent function
Power can be exercised through institutional behaviour
There is a difference between what we believe and our behaviour
Ex. Communist regimes like North Korea
On what is power based?
Consent
o Agree to power
o Can be explicit or implicit
Coercion
o Incentives that allow you to give consent as you don’t have an option
o Ex. Exams, advertising
Authority
o Appeal to nature power; appeal to given power; appeal to earn power
o Earned authority
Judge
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Framing is around shaping preferences in certain ways. The way things are framed affect choices and preferences. It is only effective is one does not know they are being persuaded. Someone is filling your mind with ideas. Sometimes what we think is the real function is the latent function. Power can be exercised through institutional behaviour. There is a difference between what we believe and our behaviour. Consent: agree to power, can be explicit or implicit. Coercion: incentives that allow you to give consent as you don"t have an option, ex. Authority: appeal to nature power; appeal to given power; appeal to earn power, earned authority.

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