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Scientific realists claimed that social powers are political mechanisms that derive from roles and relations, and enable and constrain the action of powerful and powerless actors. Human powers, by contrast, derive from the nature of human beings as agents and from the nature of individuals as unique selves. These are the source of the choices the agent makes and of preferences and desires that are truly hers. Isaac, for one, stressed the importance of distinguishing between the effects on B’s action of A’s choices, and of the capacities and dispositions that comprise the mechanisms of the power A has.
51 This understanding of the nature of human being informed and sustained the definition of freedom implicit in the power debate. Most power theorists conceptualized freedom as negative, a matter of being left alone by other agents to act to realize chosen or authentic ends. A positive valuation of freedom thus understood gave normative weight to studies of the distribution and exercise of power. It also introduced a tension into debates about the role of intentionality in power’s exercise.
It is important, according to Wrong, “to distinguish the diffuse controls exercised by the group over socialized individuals from direct, intentional efforts by a specific person or group to affect another’s conduct. Power is identical with intended and effective influence. It is one of two subcategories of influence, the other empirically larger subcategory consisting of acts of unintended influence” (: ; emphasis as in original). See Wolfinger’s () efforts to draw a line between “power” and “routine” and Debnam’s () argument that what is customary cannot be an effect of power.