Challenging Institutional Theory’s Critical Credentials
Munir, Kamal A.
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Munir, K. A. (2019). Challenging Institutional Theory’s Critical Credentials. https://doi.org/10.1177/2631787719887975
Institutional theory’s claim to be critical rings hollow. Not only does the theory lack an emancipatory agenda but most institutional studies privilege agentic power over hegemonic. Even when engaging with ‘grand challenges’ institutional theorists are inclined to overlook larger structures of domination in favour of focusing on smaller, more manageable issues. As a result, institutional theorists run the risk of becoming complicit in the reification and legitimation of structures of domination. A process of self-critique must be initiated in order to recognize the role institutional theory is playing in this process.
Conversations and Controversies, critical theories, domination, grand challenges, hegemony, institutional theory, power, resistance
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/2631787719887975
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/300134
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