Control

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    Abstract

    If one is in complete control of some object or state of being, then one can be said to have complete power over that object or state of being. In some sense, therefore, control and power could be thought to be synonyms. However, often when we think of ourselves as in control of something, we do not have complete power with regard to that thing. Thus, although I can be legally considered to be in complete control of my car when driving down the road, I am not completely powerful with regard to the car. For example, I must rely on the car engine working properly for it to continue under my control.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Power
    EditorsKeith Dowding
    Place of PublicationThousand Oaks, California
    PublisherSage Publications Inc
    Pages141-142pp
    Volume1
    Edition1st
    ISBN (Print)9781412927482
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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