Power is the ability to get others to do what you want them to do, regardless of whether they want to do it or not.
Power corresponds to the human ability not just to act but to act in concert. Power is never the property of an individual; it belongs to a group and remains in existence only so long as the group keeps together. When we say of somebody that he is "in power" we actually refer to his being empowered by a certain number of people to act in their name.
. in the book Arendt distinguishes between power, strength, force, authority and violence.
- Arendt, Hanna. On Violence. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1969. p. 44.