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New book: ‘Sozialer Wandel und Macht’

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Kaven, Carsten: Sozialer Wandel und Macht. Die theoretischen Ansaetze von Max Weber, Norbert Elias und Michel Foucault im Vergleich, Muenster (Metropolis), 2006, ISBN: 978-3-89518-557-1 , € 36,80

This book deals with the relation of two concepts of social theory: power and social change. In doing so, it aims at a contribution to a historical-sociological modelling of social change and social processes. Such modelling should be able to indicate the role of power within concrete social change as well as to define the unity of relevant social processes. For this purpose, Max Weber, Norbert Elias and Michel Foucault, who developed competing notions of power and social change, are criticised, refined and updated systematically.