Understanding Power through Watergate uses the Watergate Affair as a case study to highlight the Washington collective power dynamic. Author Tian-jia Dong argues that formal state institutions are effective only when they are embedded in social dynamics. Academics in the fields of political science, American history, and sociology, as well as individuals involved in politics will be interested in this book. This work will also be a valuable supplement to graduate and undergraduate political science and sociology courses.
Tian-jia Dong is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Work, Westfield State College, Westfield, Massachusetts. Professor Dong holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Boston College.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction: The Arrogance of Power Chapter 3 The Interpersonal Power Dynamics Inside Washington Chapter 4 The Formation of Washington Collective Over Dynamics Chapter 5 The Strength of the Wasting Collective Power Chapter 6 The Difficulty of Genuine Communication Mass Society Chapter 7 The Difficulty of Uncoupling Inside Washington Chapter 8 The Final Advancement of the Washington Collective Power Chapter 9 Conclusion: Toward a New Progressivism Chapter 10 Appendix: Methodical Discussions Chapter 11 Bibliography Chapter 12 Index