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Power, Luck and Freedom: Collected essays

Keith Dowding


The book collects thirteen previously published essays by Keith Dowding on social and political power, freedom, choice and luck. It is anchored by a substantial introductory essay that pulls together the different strands to demonstrate the coherence and connections between the different concepts discussed through the book. The book demonstrates the importance of the concept of power to political science and argues that comparative static definitions enable comparison of power structures in terms of agents’ resources. It shows the importance of systematic luck in understanding the power struct ... More

Keywords: Choice, Dowding, Freedom, Liberal paradox, Liberty, Luck, Power, Responsibility, Rights, Systematic luck

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781526107282
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526107282.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith Dowding, author