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The SAGE Handbook of Power

The SAGE Handbook of Power

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Stewart R Clegg - The University of Sydney
  • Mark Haugaard - National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland, National University of Ireland, Ireland

March 2013 | 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 AudiencePostgraduate 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
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
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
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
Stewart Clegg and Mark Haugaard
Conversations in Conclusion

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

Excellent reference book on the subject.

Professor Pedro Correia
Public Administration, University of Lisbon
January 28, 2015

This is being recommended to our MaST specialist teachers in their second year, as an introduction to some of the issues which they may need to consider when they go forward to write their Masters’ dissertations. It provides a good background read in an accessible form.

Mrs Pauline Palmer
Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
October 9, 2013

Only used for students interested in this topic

Dr Lmm Houweling
Instituut voor Ecologische Pedagogiek, Hogeschool Utrecht
September 9, 2013

An incredibly valuable text, I cover power in two of my courses and for those students who have a particular interest in it, I will recommend this as essential reading. Very accessible, thorough and offering both breadth and depth to the topic.

Ms Victoria Pagan
Business School, Newcastle University
May 15, 2013

This is an excellent book - for both referencing and theoretical information, which both undergraduate and postgraduate students can utilise

Mrs Fiona Porter
Dept of Social Sciences & Humanities, Bradford University
April 30, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction PDF

Stewart R. Clegg

Stewart Clegg is Professor in the School of Project Management and the John Grill Institute for Leadership at the University of Sydney as well as Emeritus Professor of Management and Organization Studies at the University of Technology Sydney. He is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Stavanger, Norway and Universidade Nova School of Business and Economics. He is widely published in the management, organizations and politics literatures in many of the leading journals and is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant contemporary theorists of power relations as well as being one of the most influential contributors... More About Author

Mark Haugaard

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