Theory of Power as Knowing Participation in Change

Theory of Power as Knowing Participation in Change

A theory of how influence is wielded and how it impacts personal lives and political systems, developed by Elizabeth A.M. Barrett. It proposes that power is the ability to make choices, the freedom to act on those choices, and the intentional use of choice in creating desired changes.
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Barrett's (1989) theory of power as knowing participation in change has inherent unpredictability and therefore no attachment to outcomes (Barrett, Caroselli, Smith & Smith, 1997).
Within a unitary perspective, Barrett's theory of power as knowing participation in change was derived directly from Rogers' postulates and principles.
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