Or the ability to convince /others/ to act according to your will.
Which is to say the minority / majority, outgroup / ingroup, nonnormatives / normals discussion is one about /power/.
Accessible and clear texts on power itself are hard to find, though the classics -- Aristotle, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke -- are recommended. A more recent, readable, and reasonably brief example is John Kenneth Galbraith's "The Anatomy of Power".
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