6.1 An Overview of Political Power
This overview of political power defines it and describes how it is analysed in this book, acting as a broad summary of the subject
definition of politics as a means of continuous negotiation
what politicians do, political responsibilities and relationships
politicians play a role in all the other dimensions of power
a summary of how the analysis of political power is structured
Readers who are only seeking a broad overview of the Patterns of Power concept might wish to skip to the next chapter at this point (7).