In this tour de force, authors Stewart R. Clegg, David Courpasson, and Nelson Phillips provide a comprehensive account of power and organizations, unlocking power as the central relation of modern organizations and society. The authors present an excellent synthesis of organization, social and political theory to offer an overview of power and organizations that is historically informed, addresses current issues, and is comprehensive in scope.

The Foucault Effect

The foucault effect

Chapter Outline

In this chapter we will:

  • Analyze the impact of Foucault's work and consider some extensions of Foucault's ideas by other scholars, looking in particular at actor network theory (ANT).
  • Elaborate the work of Flyvbjerg and Clegg.
  • Consider some of the major critics of Foucault's approach.
  • Look at some empirical methods for extending Foucault's ideas further ...
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