A City Guide Arukutti for Likewise, the political actor, aware of the impossibility of harmony, makes concessions and adjustments in order to achieve cooperation. Through the exercise of power, political actors foster cooperation and limit conflict. Power is the capacity to influence people to pursue particular objectives or adopt particular norms. It follows that power is not just any form of influence.
I have not exercised power if I get hit by a truck while running across a busy highway and my (bad) example influences a fellow pedestrian to wait for the green light before crossing. My affecting the actions and redirecting the intentions of another person is evident. But my influence was unintentional.
A City Guide Arukutti 2016.