POWER AND ITS CONFLICTS
Power is such a central issue in the social sciences, as it can be energy for physics or scarcity for the economy. We are all continually immersed in relationships of power that range from interpersonal to hierarchical relationships of all kinds. At the same time, the exercise of power adopts many forms that affect manipulation, deception, the generation of beliefs, leadership, aggression, emotional blackmail, persuasion, fear, threat, political activity, etc. all of these force us to better understand the phenomenon.
Scientific literature, logically, is very diffused and incomplete for being such a transversal and important issue. However, it is a matter that affects us all continuously and generates the need to have materials which give coherence and meaning to our guidelines of action.
The book, in clear and precise language, approaches an in-depth reflection oriented from current knowledge of the mechanisms of power and how to use this in a practical way from what is known today of the subject. It is based on three axes: what power consists of, what conflict it generates and what to do in this specific situation.
The reader will appreciate both the multiple illustrative graphics that appear in the text, as well as the conceptual clarity of them. It is a book that helps us to understand and invites us to act, many times in a different way than we usually do from the partial knowledge of power relations. His reading invites personal reflection and the change of some attitudes which we have been learning throughout our lives, but which sometimes generate great frustrations. Without any doubt, knowledge is power.
From the back cover of the book.