Friday, April 29, 2011

Summary Definition of the Five Qualities of Power (Cossa 2008)


Qualities of Power
Definition
Hermeneutical

Interpreter’s proximity to the authorial intent of a given text
Information
The ability to generate and disseminate what is considered true and valuable information at a given time
Manipulative
The ability to persuade another to adopt a perception and behavior that benefits the persuader
Monetary
The influence one exerts on another through the ability to provide monetary rewards or incentives
Regulatory
The ability to make rules or give directives that are perceived as binding
Source: Cossa 2008
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