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

6.1.1  The Definition of ‘Political’

definition of politics as a means of continuous negotiation

6.1.2  The Role of Politicians 

what politicians do, political responsibilities and relationships

6.1.3  The Extent of Political Control

politicians play a role in all the other dimensions of power

6.1.4  Classification of Political 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).



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