The Here and Now Podcast

Traditional Power (Power II)

August 12, 2020 The Here and Now Podcast with Dave Monds Episode 38
The Here and Now Podcast
Traditional Power (Power II)
Show Notes

In the second episode of power month we begin by defining soft and hard power and asking not just what it is, but why it is the way it is. We consider the traditional conception of power as hierarchical, held by a sovereign or religious figure, and endorsed by its subjects until this balance is disturbed. We then explore the darker side of power through a classic novel and discuss how this version of power is influenced by the time period in which it is situated.

Show notes

Physical Attraction Podcast
Power: A New Social Analysis, Bertrand Russell (1930)
The Bases of Social Power - French & Raven (1959)
The Social Psychology of Power - Edited by Ana Guinote and Theresa K. Vescio (2010)
Pyramids and the Origins of Western Civilisation - Richard A. Koenigsburg (n.d.)
Locke's Political Philosophy (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Russian Revolution (
The Lord of the Flies - William Golding

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