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Discourse, practice, policy and organizing: some opening comments

Cliff Oswick (Queen Mary, University of London, London, UK)
Tom Keenoy (University of Leicester School of Management, Leicester, UK)
Armin Beverungen (University of Leicester School of Management, Leicester, UK)
Nick Ellis (University of Leicester School of Management, Leicester, UK)
Ida Sabelis (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Sierk Ybema (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy

ISSN: 0144-333X

Article publication date: 30 October 2007

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to consider the interplay between discourse, policy and practice in relation to aspects of organization and processes of organizing.

Design/methodology/approach

Provides an introduction to the six contributions contained in this special issue and discusses how they relate to the core theme.

Findings

Highlights the need for an approach which treats discourses, policies and practices as connected and mutually implicated, rather than discrete, phenomena.

Originality/value

Presents an approach to discourse analysis which promotes an engagement with wider aspects of social activity.

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Citation

Oswick, C., Keenoy, T., Beverungen, A., Ellis, N., Sabelis, I. and Ybema, S. (2007), "Discourse, practice, policy and organizing: some opening comments", International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 27 No. 11/12, pp. 429-432. https://doi.org/10.1108/01443330710835783

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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