Conflict Theories A Comparison

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The belief that conflict is an enduring aspect of society is only the starting point from which to understand conflict theory. Within this line of thinking, there are varying perspectives on the existence of conflict and the result of its persistence. How can these perspectives, which include Marxist, power elite, and interest group (pluralist) theory, coexist? What do these variances on perspective mean for the social worker’s understanding of conflict for individuals, groups, and communities?

For this assignment, review this week’s resources. Consider the similarities and differences among Marxist, power elite, and interest group (pluralist) theory. Then think about how these theories apply to your work with clients in social work practice.

Assignment (2 to 4 pages in APA format): Your assignment should include:

A comparison and contrast of the basic assumptions of conflict theories: Marxist theory, power elite theory, and interest group (pluralist) theory

An explanation of how these theories apply to social work practice

Note: Use a peer review journal article please

The belief that conflict is an enduring aspect of society is only the starting point from which to understand conflict theory. Within this line of thinking, there are varying perspectives on the existence of conflict and the result of its persistence. How can these perspectives, which include Marxist, power elite, and interest group (pluralist) theory, coexist? What do these variances on perspective mean for the social worker’s understanding of conflict for individuals, groups, and communities?

For this assignment, review this week’s resources. Consider the similarities and differences among Marxist, power elite, and interest group (pluralist) theory. Then think about how these theories apply to your work with clients in social work practice.

Assignment (2 to 4 pages in APA format): Your assignment should include:

A comparison and contrast of the basic assumptions of conflict theories: Marxist theory, power elite theory, and interest group (pluralist) theory

An explanation of how these theories apply to social work practice

Note: Use a peer review journal article please

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Marrie
School: UT Austin

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Running head: CONFLICT THEORIES

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Conflict Theories
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CONFLICT THEORIES
Marxism, pluralism, and elitism are all theories that are related to power disparity and
how it emerges from the different traditions wherein supremacy is measured. Looking at power
from a fundamental view, Steven Luke’s identifies three main proportions of power and
according to him; each dimension becomes more complicated than the previous dimension. In its
view of power, pluralism could be identified as one of the dimensions of its naive version of
decision making. On the other hand, superiority could be presented as two dimensional in its
view on power as it also includes the consideration of non-decision making. In its similarity to
elitist's view, Marxism furthers the idea of elitist by declaring the economic structures within the
society which makes ...

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