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Gatekeeping as a form of power The invisible hand of power: an economic theory of gate keeping, by Anton N. Oleinik, London, Routledge, 2015, 224 pp., £95.00 (hbk), ISBN 978-1-848-93524-2

Journal of political power. 2016. Vol. 9. No. 1. P. 139-146.

This is a book review. "The invisible hand of power"  by Anton Oleinik (professor of Memorial University, Canada) focuses on gatekeeping as a form and technique of power. Gatekeeping takes place in cases of structural disparities beneficial for the power holder; it is a vary effective technique for imposing will in different kinds of social intaraction. The analysis of gatekeeping in the review covers theoretical bases of the concept and several cases of gatekeeping including practices of access control in the regional markets in Russia and gatekeeping in peer review. Although the author of the review points to some problems in the the explanation and application of the concept of power in the reviewed book he concludes that the book makes a substantial contribution about power and its visible and invisible forms.