Portal power and thalassic imagination

Murphy, Peter (2010) Portal power and thalassic imagination. In: Marginson, Simon, Murphy, Peter, and Peters, Michael A., (eds.) Global Creation: space, mobility and synchrony in the age of the knowledge economy. Peter Lang, New York City, NY, USA, pp. 51-76.

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[Extract] Hierarchies, networks, and navigations are fundamental social-historical structures. Consider for a moment this typology as it applies to the question of governance. Historically, the most persistent model of governance has been hierarchy. Even today - when hierarchy is rhetorically downplayed in the name of social equality - it remains the most common type of rule. It appears in many guises. Most people find their lives caught up in one or other familial, patrimonial, bureaucratic, clerical, corporate, or party hierarchy.

Item ID: 23591
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-4331-0526-5
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2012 02:44
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1608 Sociology > 160806 Social Theory @ 100%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 100%
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