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7] Power Q & A

Practice Questions

1] Explain the relationship between power, authority and legitimacy. [2018/15m/200w/3c]
2] Explain the radical view of power in Steven Lukes.
3] How do you relate the Marxist conception of exploitation to Steven Lukes’ conception of power.
4] Knowledge is power. Comment.
5] How does Foucault’s conception of power as productive and capillary differ from earlier forms of power both as repressive and ‘power to’, in the sense in which Arendt and Talcott Parsons’ used the term.
6] Politics is a concept driven by power. Comment.
Erosion of authority can pave way for totalitarian rule. Comment.
7] What is authority? How is ‘authority’ in a conservative tradition different from the liberal idea of authority?
8] Discuss the idea of legitimate power. How does the concept of hegemony complicate the notion of legitimacy?
9] Legitimation crisis in the works of Jurgen Habermas (150 words)

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