The SAGE Handbook of Power
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The SAGE Handbook of Power


© 2009 | 504 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This multi-disciplinary analysis of power bridges different conceptual and theoretical positions. Drawing from political science, sociology, and cultural studies, this Handbook helps readers contextualize and better understand the exercise of power and its impact on society.

Internationally acclaimed as at the top of their field, Stewart Clegg and Mark Haugaard have joined forces to select a collection of papers written by scholars with global reputations for excellence.

Intended Audience
Postgraduate students and academics studying power in fields such as organization and management theory, sociology, politics, political theory and cultural studies.
 
'Power to' versus 'Power over' in Consensual, Functionalist and Conflict Theory
 
PART ONE: FRAMING THE FIELD
Gerhard Göhler
'Power to' and 'Power over'
Keith Dowding
Rational-Choice Perspectives
Peter Morriss
Liberal Theories
Charles Tilly
Democratic Theories
Rob Stones
Power and Structuration Theory
Jacob Torfing
Power and Discourse: Towards an Anti-Foundationalist Concept of Power
Rolland Munro
Actor-Network Theory
Richard Jenkins
Power, Efficacy and Resources: Perspectives from Anthropology
John Allen
Powerful Geographies: Spatial Shifts in the Architecture of Globalization
 
PART TWO: POWER AND RELATED ANALYTIC CONCEPTS
Mitchell Dean
Three Conceptions of the Relationship between Power and Liberty
Nigel Rapport
Power and Identity
Fredrik Engelstad
Culture and Power
Mark Haugaard
Hegemony and Power
Raymond Daniel Gordon
Legitimacy and Power
Siniša Maleševi?
Collective Violence and Power
 
PART THREE: POWER AND SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES
Amy Allen
Gender and Power
Stewart Clegg
Managing Power in Organizations: The Hidden History of Its Constitution
David Courpasson and Françoise Dany
Cultures of Resistance in the Workplace
Kevin Ryan
Power and Exclusion
Robert Jessop
State and Power
Phillip G Cerny
International Relations and Power
 
PART FOUR: CONCLUSION
Stewart Clegg and Mark Haugaard
Conversations in Conclusion

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF


'This edited book by Stewart Clegg and Mark Haugaard, with twenty essay contributions from international scholars, is not a conventional easy reader but a handbook that offers many thought-provoking views of power...It traverses an enormous intellectual territory... and addresses many of the complex issues surrounding the visible, less visible and hidden aspects of power...The essays go way beyond superficial normative ideas of power into the strategic clarification of existing debates and new and challanging propositions surrounding power'
Judy Johnston
Faculty of Business, University of Technology Sydney

Bryan S. Turner
The Alona Evans Distinguished Visiting Professor of Sociology, Wellesley College Boston

"Remarkable for its findings and its implications, this book looks at the centrality of power (which can be characterized as 'power over', 'power to,' 'power with') to life and at how people use or surrender to power."

L. Braude
SUNY Fredonia

"I recommend it most strongly and think that it will be very useful indeed. A great addition to the literature."

John Urry
Distinguished Professor, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK

Provides a wider context to the role of power and politics in organisations at times of transformational change.

Mr Atul Patel
Faculty of Management, CASS Business School
June 7, 2016

This is a very relevant and essential book for all engaged with critical (social) research.

Mr Noel Clycq
Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies, University of Antwerp
May 6, 2015

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