The Political Economy of Destructive Power

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2004 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
"The author embraces destructive power in its two different functions, namely appropriative and rule-producing, the latter having been entirely neglected in classical and neo-classical approaches. The focus of the book is to integrate both these func
 

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Many of studied and practiced the exercise of power. Professor Vahabi looks at how much destructive power can be wielded -- using historical examples to the present conflicts of our time such as 9/11 ... Read full review

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Many have studied and practiced the exercise of power. Professor Vahabi looks at how much destructive power can be wielded -- using historical examples to the present conflicts of our time such as 9 ... Read full review

Contents

1 Three types of power
1
DEFINITIONS OF CREATIVE DESTRUCTIVE AND MORAL POWER
2
THE SEPARATION OF THE THREE TYPES OF POWER AS A HISTORICAL PROCESS
10
THE EMBEDDEDNESS OF THE THREE TYPES OF POWER
19
CONCLUSION
38
2 The meaning of destructive power
40
DESTRUCTIVE POWER AND MORALIST THEORY
41
EXOGENOUS AND ENDOGENOUS DESTRUCTIVE POWERS
44
4 The value of destructive power
160
THE SPECIFICITY OF THE VALUE OF DESTRUCTIVE POWER COMPARED TO CREATIVE POWER
161
TWO DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS OF DESTRUCTIVE POWER
164
THE VALUE OF DESTRUCTIVE POWER IN ITS APPROPRIATIVE FUNCTION
167
THE VALUE OF DESTRUCTIVE POWER IN ITS RULEPRODUCING FUNCTION
184
CONCLUSION
200
5 Sources of destructive power
201
ECONOMIC DETERMINISM AND PRIMACY OF CREATIVE POWER
202

INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL SELFDESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR
47
DESTRUCTIVE POWER AND CONFLICT THEORY
49
DESTRUCTIVE POWER AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE
57
DESTRUCTIVE POWER AND VOICE VERSUS EXIT PARADIGM
88
CONCLUSION
96
3 The social nature of destructive power
98
DESTRUCTIVE POWER AND SOCIAL ORDER
101
DESTRUCTIVE POWER AND THE ENFORCEMENT OF RULES
123
DESTRUCTIVE POWER AND THE CHANGE OF RULES
131
DESTRUCTIVE POWER AND COMMUNICATION
142
PUBLIC OR PRIVATE GOOD
155
CONCLUSION
159
TECHNOLOGY OF DESTRUCTION
204
COMMERCIALIZATION AND INDUSTRIALIZATION OF DESTRUCTIVE POWER
208
INTERNAL COHESION OR ASSABIYA
219
LEGITIMACY AND SOCIAL ALLIANCES
222
ORGANIZATION
224
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
227
CONCLUSION
229
Notes
231
Bibliography
253
Index
270
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