Capitalsim and Power

Ivan Katsarski


The study discusses the peculiarities of power relationships in capitalism. First, approaches of mainstream economics and sociology are compared in the interpretation of social reality. Then follows, a comparison of power relations in pre-capitalist societies and in capitalism. In societies prior to capitalism power is usually demonstrated openly and clearly whereas in capitalism it is disguised to a maximum degree. Finally, one of the basic mechanisms of power in capitalism is considered, power through seduction.


power, capitalism, pre-capitalist societies, democracy, way of life


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