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On the source, site and modes of domination

Blunt, G. D. ORCID: 0000-0002-9569-090X (2015). On the source, site and modes of domination. Journal of Political Power, 8(1), pp. 5-20. doi: 10.1080/2158379X.2015.1010800


This article seeks to examine how domination manifests in social relationships and institutions. It does this by examining two debates in republican literature. The first of which is whether domination requires institutionalisation? This addresses the source of domination. The second debate is on the nature of arbitrary power. This raises questions about the site of domination. It will be argued that the source of domination can be personally or socially constituted and that the site can be interactional or systemic. This yields four modes of domination that can be used to examine social institutions and relationships.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in 'Journal of Political Power' on 02 jan 2015, available online:
Publisher Keywords: domination, power, Philip Pettit, republicanism
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Departments: School of Policy & Global Affairs > International Politics
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