AO. Bateson's double bind.

  • AO: The analysts draw their conceptual framework around Bateson’s notion of the “double bind”. They ask multiple sets of questions includeing:

    • construction of social roles for individuals in organizations (what motivates individuals to affiliate with an organization in pursuit of political ends?)

    • how political organizaitons generate new theories, methods and rehtorics responsive to particular demands of the projects with which they are invovled (154)

    • how do individuals in organizations locate responsibilities and rewards they incur in their interminably doubly bound positions? (how were conceptions of responsibility articulated?)

    • AO: The analysts talk about a need to pursue linkages between macro and micro perspectives citing Marcus and Fischer and organizational theorists (“new institutionalists”).


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