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Thriving in turbulent times = Perpetuating the status quo?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Victoria PaganORCiD



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One of the ways in which elite world makers are enabled and empowered to create partnerships, alliances and consensus-driven activity for greater sustainability and equality is through the existence of global meetings and forums that contribute to forms of transnational governance. Responsibilities for issues of sustainability and inequality are debated and problematised across boundaries of geography and power through global forums representing parts of a global social field. On the one hand, these forums allow for a multiplicity of positions to be heard and explored but, on the other hand, may be dominated by presumptions of what can and cannot happen in the world depending on what the world makers consider to be ‘thriving’. In this paper I argue that different strategies are enacted and this has an impact on the extent to which the socio-economic status quo is challenged or perpetuated.

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Author(s): Pagan V

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: British Academy of Management

Year of Conference: 2016

Print publication date: 07/09/2016

Online publication date: 07/09/2016

Acceptance date: 30/06/2016

Date deposited: 04/11/2016

Publisher: British Academy of Management