"This book offers a comprehensive genealogy of power and organizations. It outlines the complex tapestry of ideas, traditions of thought and empirical research, which constitute the ???state of the art??? of this discipline. While the material may be complex, the authors have managed to explain key concepts in a clear and informal way that is richly illustrated with empirical examples. I would confidently expect this work to become the standard point of reference for any post-graduate wishing to engage in research on power and organizations."- Mark Haugaard, Professor of Sociology and Political Theory, National University of Ireland "This book tirelessly illuminates the nooks and crannies of the power literature, where the lead author is frequently identified as an earlier visitor, taking readers on an audacious tour of power's multiple conceptualizations and expressions."- Hugh Willmott, Diageo Professor of Management Studies, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge '"Too often political and organiizational theorists have taken separate paths, addressing themselves to different problems and audiences. No more... In Power and Organizations, Clegg and his associates expose the power dynamics that lie at the heart of all political and organizational arenas, and in so doing, they shed light on the underbelly along with the creative potentialities in organizational life. This book is must reading for students of organizational and political theory who are eager to unite our understanding of how power operates in all contexts."???Joyce Rothschild, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University "