September 27, 2012- Power.docx

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Queen's University
Political Studies
POLS 110
Power exists in networks of connections
Power is a chain- only as strong as the weakest link; it is often dependent on
different things
One of the central concepts of power is agents
o Ability to act independently without coercion
o Agencies have rules and structures
Is power in institutions or people?
Three forms of power:
Power as decision making
o Is very linear
o Is around negotiation
o Around the end result of who is successful
Power as agenda setting
o Not about actual decisions or the ends, it is about how you position
o Is the second face of power
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