Power is arguably one of the key concepts within the social sciences. The SAGE Handbook of Power is the first touchstone for any student or researcher wishing to initiate themselves in the state of the art.
Internationally acclaimed, Stewart R Clegg and Mark Haugaard have joined forces to select a collection of papers written by scholars with global reputations for excellence. These papers bridge different conceptual and theoretical positions and draw on many disciplines, including politics, sociology and cultural studies. The sweep and richness of the resulting handbook will help readers contextualise and grow their understanding of this dynamic and important subject area.
Stewart Clegg is a prolific publisher of several hundred articles in leading academic journals in strategy, social science, management and organization theory; is also the author and editor of about fifty books, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the recipient of significant awards from the American Academy of Management for his contributions to management theory and practice.
'Power to' versus 'Power over' in Consensual, Functionalist and Conflict Theory PART ONE: FRAMING THE FIELD 'Power to' and 'Power over' - Gerhard Goehler Rational-Choice Perspectives - Keith Dowding Liberal Theories - Peter Morriss Democratic Theories - Charles Tilly Power and Structuration Theory - Rob Stones Power and Discourse: Towards an Anti-Foundationalist Concept of Power - Jacob Torfing Actor-Network Theory - Rolland Munro Power, Efficacy and Resources: Perspectives from Anthropology - Richard Jenkins Powerful Geographies: Spatial Shifts in the Architecture of Globalization - John Allen PART TWO: POWER AND RELATED ANALYTIC CONCEPTS Three Conceptions of the Relationship between Power and Liberty - Mitchell Dean Power and Identity - Nigel Rapport Culture and Power - Fredrik Engelstad Hegemony and Power - Mark Haugaard Legitimacy and Power - Raymond Daniel Gordon Collective Violence and Power - Sinisa Malesevi? PART THREE: POWER AND SUBSTANTIVE ISSUES Gender and Power - Amy Allen Managing Power in Organizations: The Hidden History of Its Constitution - Stewart Clegg Cultures of Resistance in the Workplace - David Courpasson and Francoise Dany Power and Exclusion - Kevin Ryan State and Power - Robert Jessop International Relations and Power - Phillip G Cerny PART FOUR: CONCLUSION Conversations in Conclusion - Stewart Clegg and Mark Haugaard