Lukes perspective of power

by Sam Cook a former student

Stephen Lukes’ perspective on power

Though Weber’s definition is accepted by many sociologists as their starting point in understanding power in society, many sociologists thought it was too narrow a definition. In 1974 Stephen Lukes’ put forward his ‘radical’ view of power.

According to Stephen Lukes there are three faces of power rather than one which is explained in accessible detail when applied to the family.


  • Pluralists have adopted this approach. Pluralist theories argue that power can be seen from the outcome of a decision making process. Whoever gets their way has all the power!
  • Example, A has power over B to the extent that he can get B to do something that B would not otherwise do. This is evident in the clip below:


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2) Lukes’ 3 faces of power

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Stephen Lukes said Sociologists should study power as having 3 “faces”.

The first face – The issue method

This is based upon the work of Dahl who said that person who wins and argument, or an issue, has the power. This fits with the Classical Pluralist approach to power.

i.e. a parent wins an argument with their child, so they have the power.

The second face – Setting the Agenda

Lukes said you have real power if you can set the agenda. This is because you can decide what will be argued about, therefore dictating the situation.

i.e. The chairman in a meeting has the power as he can decide what is talking about, which means he isn’t at risk of being challenged as he can then just change the topic of discussion.

The third face – Manipulating the view of others

The first two faces of power describe how power can…

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The Hollywood Kabbalah Cult Unmasked

Fitzpatrick Informer

Jay Z, Rihanna, Bono, and Lady Gaga demonstrate their allegiance to the Kabbalah cult, also known as the Illuminati.

By Timothy Fitzpatrick

If you ever wondered why the lives of Hollywood stars are so troubled but concluded the reason was nothing more than vanity, substance abuse, and too much money, think again.

Hollywood is ruled by a Kabbalistic cult—also known as the Illuminati—which is wreaking havoc in the lives those on the silver screen and in the music industry, according to blogger 101TheDestroyer in The Wake Up series.

TheDestroyer has created a series of videos shedding light on Hollywood’s deep dark secret, and all the big names are implicated. MK Ultra mind control, ritual murder, witchcraft, Freemasonry, membership at the Kabbalah Centre, and selling one’s soul to the devil are not the exception to the rule to making it in Hollywood but are actually prerequisites.

The proof? The prevalence of…

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The scandal behind World Vision

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World Vision is an internationally known nonprofit. This particular organization aides in transforming communities through child sponsorship. 

In June 2009, World Vision was caught in the middle of a fraud case in Liberia. Three former employees were accused of stealing food and materials intended for helping people recovering from the civil war, and then sold the products for profits in local markets. 

Not only did corruption occur in foreign countries, but dishonesty is prevalent here in America. A commentor on a Wolrd Vision Storycommenter adds, “I used to work for World Vision…in fundraising actually I got to personally keep 75% of everything I collected from my donors as my ‘salary,’ It is interesting why people fundraising for people in need get to keep such a large percentage of the donation. 

Another interesting aspect of this nonprofit is to see how much the CEO makes a year. According to Charity Navigator, the…

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Zionist hollywood runs smear job on Christian actor Kirk Cameron

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By Timothy Fitzpatrick

A recent attack led by the Jewish-run Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Christian actor Kirk Cameron is yet more evidence of the Satanic alliance between Hollywood and the radical left.

Had any Hollywood actor simply expressed their free speech on any other matter, nobody would have even blinked, but because Cameron, well known as child star on the hit ‘80’s sitcom Growing Pains, expressed his Christian views openly, he was scourged by the pharisaic media and a handful of washed up former child actors, who have dubbed themselves Child Celebrities Opposing Kirk Cameron (CCOKC). CNN’s Piers Morgan tried to bait Cameron during an interview in March, which Cameron handled well. Morgan was supposed to be talking about Cameron’s recent production Monumental: In Search of America’s National Treasures but instead changed the subject to some controversial social issues. Zionist Hollywood and their co-conspirators in…

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