The Sources of Social Power
- Publication date:September 2012
- Dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
- Weight: 0.69kg
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Distinguishing four sources of power – ideological, economic, military, and political – this series traces their interrelations throughout human history. This third volume of Michael Mann's analytical history of social power begins with nineteenth century global empires and continues with a global history of the twentieth century up to 1945. Mann focuses on the interrelated development of capitalism, nation-states, and empires. Volume 3 discusses the "Great Divergence" between the fortunes of the West and the rest of the world; the self-destruction of European and Japanese power in two world wars; the Great Depression; the rise of American and Soviet power; the rivalry between capitalism, socialism, and fascism; and the triumph of a reformed and democratic capitalism.
Co-Winner, 2013 Barrington Moore Book Award, Section on Comparative and Historical Sociology, American Sociological Association