Mechanisms of Force

According to Ruyle,[1] the Mechanisms of Force are the violent means used by the Ruling Class to physically coerce an exploited population, when necessary.

Related Terms

Exploitation, Exploitative Techniques, Ideological Institutions, Mechanisms of Force, Mode of Exploitation, Regime of Accumulation, The System


  1. Ruyle, Eugene E. “Mode of Production and Mode of Exploitation: The Mechanical and the Dialectical.” Dialectical Anthropology 1, no. 1 (1975): 7–23.