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Original short description: "The art and science of social power"

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Cratology, from the Greek cratos ("strength") and logos (discourse) is the art and science of (social) power (crasis, in Greek): the theory of authority, core ability to lead, rule or manage people - a key phenomenon in the life of man, society and state. It is a new science. It characterizes the essence and features of power, its different types, forms, structures, mechanisms, technologies.

See also


  • Merquior, J.G. (1985) Chapter 8: Foucault's 'cratology': his theory of power, in Foucault, Fontana London: Modern Masters Series, 1985, pp. 98-118.

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