The Three Faces Of Power By Steven Lukes

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Authority is a primary source of power. For example, the more power someone has, the higher level of authority they more than likely are. The authoritarian use of power is more beneficial than most other forms of power. This is due in part to the fact that authoritarian power has a less cost than all other forms. Authoritarian power is much easier to use than other forms of power because it is expected and accepted by the people below the authority figure. The "three faces of power", an idea by Steven Lukes, states that different faces of power appear during decision making, non-decision making, and the ability to create perceptions about people without their awareness. The first face involves a forum, such as a government. The second face

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