In this book the author develops a theory of power and organization, derived from a critical consideration of a literature extending across sociology, political science, philosophy and organization theory. The book raises and answers some of the issues which are important in the construction of a theoretical apparatus for the analysis of power and at the same time it proposes an alternative concept of organization, centred around the themes of power and control.
Preface. 1. Method: Critical Enquiry into Concepts? 2. Method and Sociological Discourse. 3. Power, Discourse, Myth and Fiction. 4. Power, Dimensions and Dialectics. 5. Structure and Power. 6. Marxist Analyses of Power and Structure. 7. Power, Control, Structure and Organization. Notes. Bibliography. Index.