SOCIAL ORDER, DOMINATION AND BUREAUCRACY
In the Weberian conception, power exists only in relation to others. The power of an individual over a second means the ability of the former to cause the other to do something or not to take a certain action if the former does not intervene. Max Weber's analysis of forms of authority is considered one of the world's most important sociological contributions. In any domination, Weber demonstrates, there is a relationship between the agent of domination and the community.