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25. Society / C. Social Justice / 2. Social Freedom / g. Social power

[power of some people over others in society]

7 ideas
Domination is probable obedience by some group of persons [Weber]
The aim is not to eliminate power relations, but to reduce domination [Foucault]
Foucault can't accept that power is sometimes decent and benign [Foucault, by Scruton]
Marxists denounced power as class domination, but never analysed its mechanics [Foucault]
Power doesn't just repress, but entices us with pleasure, artefacts, knowledge and discourse [Foucault]
Supreme power is getting people to have thoughts and desires chosen by you [Steven Lukes]
There are eight different ways in which groups of people can be oppressed [Shorten, by PG]