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Uncertainty, Potential Power, and Nondecisions
(Transaction Publishers, 1985)
The authors develop a definition of potential power—what an actor could to another actor if the first cared strongly enough about something—and explore its properties. Experimental research shows that potential power affects ...
Legitimacy and the Support of Revolutionary Coalitions
The authors develop a theory of conditions under which inequity will lead to attempts to change the structure. Factors affecting the likelihood of attempts include power differences, false consciousness, low self-esteem, ...
A Revised Bibliography of Expectation States Research
As titled. This WP is a revision and expansion of TR#67. Berger, Wagner, and Webster (2014) provide a newer, although focused, view of the program.
Status, Excuses, and Justifications
The authors conducted experimental research on the acceptability of excuses (a personal account of making a procedural error) and justifications (an argument for what the violator had done) for norm violation. The actor ...
Expectations, Shared Awareness, and Power
The authors develop a theory of expectations about interpersonal power to control rewards and punishments, and to induce compliance. They present an extended review of conceptions of power, and identify four empirical ...
The Legitimacy of Redistributive Agendas
a. The authors investigate the idea of nondecisions regarding redistributive political agenda. They focus on an idea that the greater the likelihood that a policy would redistribute resources, the less likely that policy ...
A Test of the Law of Anticipated Reactions
(Social Psychological Quarterly, 1988)
a. This WP continues investigations in WP 84-3 and 84-10. The authors report an experiment in which they varied the expected likelihood that an advantaged central actor would punish others for attempting to change an ...
Legitimacy and Collective Action
This is a revision of WP 84-4. The authors develop an explicit theoretical foundation for the common belief that legitimation is somehow important in mobilizing collective action. They distinguish validity of a rule ...
Strategies, Theories, and Models
(Stanford University Press, 1993)
The authors describe unit theories, theoretical research programs, and orienting strategies, and elaborate on types of growth in theoretical research programs. This WP was published by the authors (1993).
Why Do Individuals Nondecide under Uncertainty?
a. This WP continues the investigation in WP 84-3. There, they found that influence accepted by an actor S was negatively related to a central person’s (C) power even if S did not know how C’s preferences or how likely C ...