The SAGE Handbook of Power
- Stewart R Clegg - The University of Sydney
- Mark Haugaard - National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland, National University of Ireland, Ireland
Organization Studies (General) | Politics (General) | Sociology (General)
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.
'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'
Faculty of Business, University of Technology Sydney
"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."
"I recommend it most strongly and think that it will be very useful indeed. A great addition to the literature."
Provides a wider context to the role of power and politics in organisations at times of transformational change.
This is a very relevant and essential book for all engaged with critical (social) research.
Excellent reference book on the subject.
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.
Only used for students interested in this topic
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.
This is an excellent book - for both referencing and theoretical information, which both undergraduate and postgraduate students can utilise