Paul Mason from AK13 dropped me a mail about his latest post – interesting reading.
Political power is usually defined as the ability to make someone do something they would not otherwise do. It is a very general definition, saying nothing about how you make someone do something you could, for example, pay them or hold a gun to their head. Power, as the academics say, is multi-dimensional.
I had a little look around AK13, seems that an intern I met briefly from the New Statesman, Kathryn, has written for them in the past.