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  • 51.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Hernes, Tor
    BI Norwegian Business School.
    Beyond CSR: Dilemmas and paradoxes of ethical conduct in transnationall organizations2009Ingår i: Economics and Morality: anthropological approaches / [ed] Brown, Kate & Lynne Milgram, Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2009Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 52.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Hernes, Tor
    Ethical Dilemmas in Management2009Bok (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 53.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Hernes, Tor
    Introduction: Dilemmas of ethical organizing2009Ingår i: Ethical Dilemmas in Organizing / [ed] Christina Garsten and Tor Hernes, London: Routledge , 2009, s. 1-10Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 54.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Hernes, Tor
    Tying some ends together2009Ingår i: Ethical Dilemmas in Management / [ed] Christina Garsten and Tor Hernes, Routledge , 2009, s. 148-160Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 55.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Hollertz, Katarina
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Local worlds of activation: the diverse pathways of three Swedish municipalities2013Ingår i: ESPAnet 2013 conference papers: stream 9 - the local welfare state, 2013Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 56.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Conclusion: Discursive transformations and the nature of modern power2004Ingår i: Learning to be Employable: New Agendas on Work, Responsibility and Learning in a Globalized World / [ed] Garsten, Christina & Kerstin Jacobsson, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, s. 274-290Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 57.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    Södertörns högskola.
    Corporate globalization, civil society and postpolitical regulation: Whither democracy?2007Ingår i: Development Dialogue, ISSN 0345-2328, Vol. 49, s. 143-158Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
  • 58.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    Harmony-Thinking and Post-Political Ethics inGlobal Governance2015Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 59.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Learning to be employable: An introduction2004Ingår i: Learning to be Employable: New Agendas on Work, Responsibility and Learning in a Globalized World / [ed] Garsten, Christina & Kerstin jacobsson, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, s. 1-22Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 60.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Jacobsson, KerstinStockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Learning to be Employable: New Agendas on Work, Responsibility and Learning in a Globalized World2004Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Refereegranskat)
  • 61.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    Post-political regulation: Soft Power and Post-Political Visions in Global Governance2013Ingår i: Critical Sociology, ISSN 0896-9205, E-ISSN 1569-1632, Vol. 39, nr 3, s. 421-437Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The debate on global governance points to shifts in the type and nature of regulation as well as in the set of actors involved. The article introduces a novel way of conceptualizing the changes, namely a move towards post-political forms of regulation (see also Garsten and Jacobsson, 2007). Drawing on Chantal Mouffe’s notion of ‘the post-political vision’, the article argues that many contemporary forms of regulation are premised on consensual relationships as the basis for regulatory activity. These regulatory practices tend to narrow down the conflictual space, thereby exerting a form of soft power. Moreover, in the post-political forms of regulation, unequal power relations tend to be rendered invisible. The empirical cases discussed are voluntary regulatory arrangements, more specifically the Open Method of Coordination of the EU (OMC) and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiatives.

  • 62.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    Sorting people in and out: The plasticity of the categories of employability, work capacity and disability as technologies of government2013Ingår i: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, ISSN 2052-1499, E-ISSN 1473-2866, Vol. 13, nr 4, s. 825-850Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The ‘employable individual’ is today a powerful normative category, saturated with assumptions about what it takes to be attractive in the labour market. What happens to people who cannot meet those expectations? For some, the way to employability and employment goes through a process of detecting and coding of disability at the Public Employment Service (PES). Based on interviews with staff at a rehabilitation unit in the Swedish Public Employment Service, the article analyses processes of evaluating work capacity for marginally employable people as part of the Employability Rehabilitation Programme. By studying the classification procedures, the article analyses how administrative categories work as ‘technologies of government’ that ‘make legible’ desirable traits in the individual. The analysis shows that employability is mediated, or enabled, by classificatory procedures that spring out of a template for what is considered acceptable and desirable individual characteristics, hence reinforcing standards of normalcy. Moreover, the categories through which the individual moves are plastic and pliable in relation to political predicates and labour market fluctuations. In this process, to be non-employable becomes a disability and conversely, to be disabled can make one employable.

  • 63.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    Södertörns högskola.
    Transparency and legibility in international institutions: the UN Global Compact and post-political global ethics2011Ingår i: Social Anthropology, ISSN 0964-0282, E-ISSN 1469-8676, Vol. 19, nr 4, s. 378-393Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    The article examines the organisational production and distribution of normatively charged ideas for governing transnational business. Based on the United Nations Global Compact Initiative, it is argued that the UN version of ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) builds on a metanarrative of rationality, involving ideals of transparency and legibility combined with an emphasis on consensus and harmony. The strong accent on partnership, agreement and dialogue leaves little space for the involved parties to articulate and defend diverging interests. By transforming what are basically political conflicts of interest into win–win terms, CSR standards and the technologies of transparency, legibility, and accountability foreclose conflictual space, and emerge as an instance of ‘post-political global ethics’.

  • 64.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Lerdell, David
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Mainstream rebels: informalization and standardization in the networked world2003Ingår i: New Technologies at Work: People, Screens, and Social Virtuality / [ed] Garsten, Christina & Helena Wulff, Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2003Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 65.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Lindh de Montoya, Monica
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    In retrospect: the play of shadows2008Ingår i: Transparency in a New Global Order: Unveiling Organizational Visions, Edward Elgar , 2008Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 66.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Lindh de Montoya, Monica
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Introduction: examining the politics of transparency2008Ingår i: Transparency in a New Global Order: Unveiling Organizational Visions, Edward Elgar , 2008Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 67.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Lindh de Montoya, Monica
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Introduction: Exploring Cultural Processes in the Global Marketplace2004Ingår i: Market Matters: Exploring Cultural Processes in the Global Marketplace, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke , 2004Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 68.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Lindh de Montoya, Monica
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Market Matters: Exploring Cultural Processes in the Global Marketplace2004Bok (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 69.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Lindh de Montoya, Monica
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    The naked corporation: vizualization, veiling and the ethico-politics of organizational transparency2008Ingår i: Transparency in a New Global Order: Unveiling Organizational Visions, 2008Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 70.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Lindh de Montoya, Monica
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Transparency in a New Global Order: Unveiling Organizational Visions2008Bok (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 71.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Lindh de Montoya, Monica
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Transparency tricks2009Ingår i: Ethical DIlemmas in Management / [ed] Christina Garsten and Tor Hernes, London: Routledge , 2009, s. 64-78Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrig (populärvetenskap, debatt, mm))
  • 72.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Lindvert, JessicaStockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).Thedvall, RenitaStockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Arbetets marknad: Arbetsmarknadens nya organisering2011Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Refereegranskat)
  • 73.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Lindvert, Jessica
    Thedvall, Renita
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Introduction: makeshift work in a global labour market2015Ingår i: Makeshift work in a changing labour market: the Swedish model in the post-financial crisis era / [ed] Christina Garsten, Jessica Lindvert, Renita Thedvall, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015, s. 1-24Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 74.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Lindvert, Jessica
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Thedvall, Renita
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Introduktion: Den nya arbetsmarknaden2011Ingår i: Arbetets marknad: Arbetsmarkandens nya organisering / [ed] Garsten, Christina, Jessica Lindvert & Renita Thedvall, Malmö: Liber, 2011, 1:1, s. 10-28Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 75.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Lindvert, Jessica
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Thedvall, Renita
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Lära för livet? Den nya arbetsmarknadens organisering:  2009Ingår i: Resultatdialog 2009: Aktuell forskning om lärande / [ed] Vetenskapsrådet, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet , 2009, s. 46-56Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 76.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Lindvert, JessicaThedvall, RenitaStockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Makeshift Work in a Changing Labour Market: the Swedish Model in the Post-Financial Crisis Era2015Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, people who had never before had cause to worry about losing their jobs entered the ranks of the unemployed for the first time. In Sweden, the welfare state has been radically challenged and mass unemployment has become a reality in what used to be viewed as a model case for a full employment society. With an emphasis on Sweden in the context of transnational regulatory change, Makeshift Workin a Changing Labour Market discusses how the market mediates employment and moves on to explore the ways in which employees adjust to a new labour market. Focusing on the legibility,measurability and responsibility of jobseekers, the expert contributors of this book bring together an analysis of activation policy andnew ways of organizing the mediation of work, with implications for the individual jobseeker. Students and researchers of labour market policy, the organization of markets and work and society both in Sweden and abroad will find this book to be of interest. Policy-makers will find the empirical examples of policy processes among employees an extremely useful and insightful tool.

  • 77.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Moeran, Brian
    Letter from the editors2012Ingår i: Journal of Business Anthropology, E-ISSN 2245-4217, Vol. 1, nr 2, s. 174-176Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
  • 78.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Moeran, Brian
    What’s in a name?: editors’ introduction to the Journal of Business Anthropology2012Ingår i: Journal of Business Anthropology, E-ISSN 2245-4217, Vol. 1, nr 1, s. 1-19Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
  • 79.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Nyqvist, Anette
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Entries: Engaging organisational worlds2013Ingår i: Organisational anthropology: Doing ethnography in and among complex organisations / [ed] Christina Garsten and Anette Nyqvist, London: Pluto Press, 2013Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 80.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Nyqvist, Anette
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Formality in brackets: ethnographies of staged organizational worlds2013Ingår i: 22nd Nordic Academy of management conference held at University of Iceland Reykjavík, 21-23 August, 2013 Final Program and Abstracts: Nff 2013 On Practice and Knowledge Eruptions, 2013, s. 138-139Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
  • 81.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Nyqvist, Anette
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Momentum: pushing ethnography ahead2013Ingår i: Organisational anthropology: doing ethnography in and among complex organisations / [ed] Christina Garsten and Anette Nyqvist, London: Pluto Press, 2013Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 82.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Nyqvist, AnetteStockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Organisational anthropology: doing ethnography in and among complex organisations2013Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Organisational Anthropology is a pioneering analysis of doing ethnographic fieldwork in different types of complex organizations. The book focuses on the process of initiating contact, establishing rapport and gaining the trust of the organization's members.The contributors work from the premise that doing fieldwork in an organization shares essential characteristics with fieldwork in more "classical" anthropological environments, but that it also poses some particular challenges to the ethnographer. These include the ideological or financial interests of the organizations, protection of resources and competition between organizations. Organisational Anthropology brings together and highlights crucial aspects of doing anthropology in contemporary complex settings, and will have wide appeal to students, researchers and academics in anthropology and organization studies.

  • 83.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Handelshögskolan i Stockholm, Sverige .
    Rothstein, Bo
    Svallfors, Stefan
    De policyprofessionella: En okänd politisk elit?2018Ingår i: Eliter i Sverige: tvärvetenskapliga perspektiv på makt, status och klass / [ed] Bengt Eriksson, Mikael Holmqvist, Lena Sohl, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, s. 275-308Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 84.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Rothstein, Bo
    Svallfors, Stefan
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutet för social forskning (SOFI).
    Makt utan mandat: de policyprofessionella i svensk politik2015Bok (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 85.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Rothstein, Bo
    Svallfors, Stefan
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutet för social forskning (SOFI). Umeå universitet, Sverige.
    Politikproffs i kulisserna styr utan demokratiskt mandat2015Ingår i: Dagens nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 86.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Sundman, Kerstin
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Introduktion: på spaning i samtiden2003Ingår i: Moderna människor: antropologiska perspektiv på samtiden / [ed] Christina Garsten, Kerstin Sundman, Malmö: Liber, 2003, s. 5-18Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
  • 87.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Sundman, KerstinGöteborgs universitet.
    Moderna människor: antropologiska perspektiv på samtiden2003Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Refereegranskat)
  • 88.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    An organized network: World Economic Forum and the partial organizing of global agendas2019Ingår i: Organization outside organizations: The abundance of partial organization in social life / [ed] Göran Ahrne, Nils Brunsson, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2019, s. 212-234Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter answers the question of how the World Economic Fourm (WEF) constructs authority for itself in the global arena by studying the form of political action that the WEF draws upon. We argue that it constructs authority beyond itself through turning some participants from its many events into a form of members, thus partially organizing its environment. Participants at WEF activities, as well as WEF staff, would call this order a ‘network’. We acknowledge the network aspects of this order, but argue that it is foremost based on organization; it is a decided order, based on decisions taken within the WEF. Empirically, the chapter builds on interview data within Geneva staff and participants at WEF activities.

  • 89.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Consequences of a Liquid Mandate: World Economic Forum and the Partial Organizing of Global Agendas2015Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper describes and answers the question how the WEF creates a strong position for itself in the global arena, without a formal and institutional mandate. Theoretically the paper builds and adds to emerging body of literature regarding partial organization, as framed by Ahrne and Brunsson (2011). In order to understand the political form of action that WEF has developed for itself we employ the concept of partial organization, arguing that “membership” is the main organizational element through which they organize their environment. By way of making participants into various forms of members the WEF is able to create an organized environment around it self, which it can draw upon in its interest of setting global political agendas, in spite of a lacking nation state based mandate. The paper explains how funders and participants are made into members, and how a partial organization around the WEF is established and maintained. As a consequence, based on the relations between them and their many affiliated members the WEF achieves creating an order around them selves, transcending the actual full organization of the WEF. Participants at WEF activities, as well as WEF staff, would call this order a “network”. We acknowledge the network aspects of this order, but argue that it is foremost based on organization; it is a decided order, based on the decisions taken within the WEF. Empirically, the paper builds on interview data within Geneva staff and participants at WEF activities.

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  • 90.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Discreet power: how the World Economic Forum shapes market agendas2018Bok (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    In Discreet Power, Christina Garsten and Adrienne Sörbom undertake an ethnographic study of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Accessing one of the primary agenda-setting organizations of our day, they draw on interviews and participant observation to examine how the WEF wields its influence. They situate the WEF within an emerging system of "discretionary governance," in which actors craft ideas and entice formal authorities and top leaders in order to garner significant sway. Yet in spite of its image as a powerful, exclusive brain trust, the WEF has no formal mandate to implement its positions. It must convince others to advance chosen causes and enact suggestions, rendering its position quite fragile.

    Garsten and Sörbom argue that the WEF must be viewed relationally as a brokering organization that lives between the market and political spheres and that extends its reach through associated individuals and groups. They place the WEF in the context of a broader shift, arguing that while this type of governance opens up novel ways of dealing with urgent global problems, it challenges core democratic values.

  • 91.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Sweden.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Sociologiska institutionen. Södertörn University, Sweden.
    Discretionary Governance: Selection, Secrecy, and Status within the World Economic Forum2021Ingår i: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, ISSN 1075-2846, E-ISSN 1942-6720, Vol. 27, nr 4, s. 540-560Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Built on the exclusive funding of 1,000 large transnational corporations, the World Economic Forum is a not-for-profit Swiss foundation, aiming to shape the direction of globalization. Its events are characterized by low degrees of formality and transparency. Research on what this organization does is scarce. This article suggests the term discretionary governance to capture the precarious, yet existing, social order that the organization shapes. By discretionary governance, we mean a set of discreet practices based on the organization’s judgement in ways that escape established democratic controls. Drawing on ethnographic data the paper demonstrates how selection, secrecy, and status form key components of this tenuous ordering. Selection processes and secrecy contribute to status elevation of the individuals and organizations chosen to participate. Upon them and the organization itself is bestowed a symbolic capital that is practical and possibly profitable in the world of global governance.

  • 92.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Sweden.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Sociologiska institutionen. Södertörn University, Sweden.
    His Master’s Voice? Conceptualizing the relationship between business and the World Economic Forum2019Ingår i: Journal of Business Anthropology, E-ISSN 2245-4217, Vol. 8, nr 1, s. 41-62Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Commonly, the relationship between corporations and non-for profit organizations, such as foundations, think tanks and private research institutes, is analyzed in terms suggesting that when acting as funders corporations set the frames for the non-for profit organization who, in turn, not only mimics but also serves as to broadcast the views of its funder. Drawing on the case of the Swizz based foundation/think tank World Economic Forum and its corporate funders we scrutinize this relationship. We show that as an organization interested in global policy making it is of vital importance for the Forum to construct its own agency, not merely giving voice to its funder’s views, and that it will do so drawing on the resources that the funders provide. Moreover, we submit that as organizations all partaking actors will endeavor to construct their own agency, oftentimes by drawing on the resources of others. In so doing, actors may have both overlapping and divergent interests. Evoking the Lévi-Strauss concept of the bricoleur, we analyze how the various and multifaceted priorities of corporations will not only be filtered by the Form, but it will also make use of the resources at hand for organizing forth own policy messages. The result is a complex and dynamic web of actors and voices.

  • 93.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Högt spel i gränslandet mellan politik och marknad2014Ingår i: Alla dessa marknader: RJ:s årsbok 2014/2015 / [ed] Jenny Björkman, Björn Fjæstad & Susanna Alexius, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2014, s. 173-184Kapitel i bok, del av antologi (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 94.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Magical Formulae for Market Futures: Tales from the World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos2015Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
  • 95.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Magical formulae for market futures: Tales from the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos2016Ingår i: Anthropology Today, ISSN 0268-540X, E-ISSN 1467-8322, Vol. 32, nr 6, s. 18-21Artikel i tidskrift (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Markets are often portrayed as being organized by way of rationalized knowledge, objective reasoning, and the fluctuations of demand and supply. In parallel, and often mixed with this modality of knowledge, magical beliefs and practices are prevalent. Business leaders, management consultants, and financial advisors are often savvy in the art of creatively blending the ‘objective facts’ of markets with magical formulae, rites, and imaginaries of the future. This article looks at the World Economic Forum's yearly Davos meeting as a large-scale ritual that engages senior executives of global corporations, top-level politicians, and civil society leaders to contribute to the overall aim of ‘improving the world’. The Davos gathering has become a vital part of the business calendar, just as much for the intensity of its networking as for the declarations of action from the speakers’ podiums. The presentations and performances in Davos work as ‘technologies of enchantment’ in Gell's (1992) sense, instilling a sense of agency onto participants. The ritual also contributes towards securing the acquiescence of individuals and organizations in a transnational network of politico-economic intentionalities. By invoking global and regional challenges and risks, discussing possible scenarios and solutions, presenters invoke a sense of urgency and contribute to the articulation of global ‘problems’ and ‘solutions’. It is proposed that the magic of Davos resides to a large extent in the ritualized form of interaction and the technologies of enchantment through which it is set up.

  • 96.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Sörbom, AdrienneStockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Power, Policy and Profit: Corporate Engagement in Politics and Governance2017Samlingsverk (redaktörskap) (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    Power, Policy and Profit: Corporate Engagement in Politics and Governance investigates the manifold ways in which corporate actors attempt to influence political activities in the broad sense. Historically, the scope of corporate influence in politics as well as the ways in which corporations have attempted to influence political structures have varied greatly. With intensified globalization of markets, the restructuring of provisions of welfare services, and the accumulation of private capital, opportunities for corporate influence in politics affairs have multiplied. Influencing policy is for instance undertaking by the funding of analyses and research, by creating or adopting standards for social responsibility, and by shaping transparency guidelines. Power, Policy and Profit: Corporate Engagement in Politics and Governance brings together scholars from different fields in the study of global governance, to address the rising influence and power of corporate actors on the political scene, at national and transnational levels.

  • 97.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Secret Societies, Opaque Routes: Advancing Corporate Politics through the World Economic Forum2014Konferensbidrag (Refereegranskat)
    Abstract [en]

    LAEMOS 2014

    Subtheme 8

    The Corporatization of Politics and the Politicization of Corporations

     

     

    The Politicization of Corporations: The Case of the World Economic Forum

    Christina Garsten and Adrienne Sörbom

     

     

    Abstract

     

    This paper departs from an interest in the involvement of business leaders in the sphere of politics, in the broad sense. At a general level, we are seeing a proliferation of usages of non-market corporate strategies, such as testimony, lobbying, interlocking of positions and other means to influence policymakers at all levels of government and international institutions as an adjunct to the firm’s market strategies. This paper brings to the fore the role of corporations in the World Economic Forum (WEF), and how firms act through the WEF to advance their interests, financial as well as political. What is the role of business in the WEF, and how do business corporations advance their interests through the WEF?

     

    Inspired by Stephen Barley's (2010) work on how corporations have systematically built an institutional field to exert greater influence on the US Federal government, we aim to enhance knowledge on how the WEF and the 1,000 corporations that are active within it influence the larger socio-cultural context in which they are embedded. Empirically we depart from ethnographic field studies of the World Economic Forum, drawing on observations from WEF-events and interviews with participants and organizers. Theoretically we will employ an organizational perspective, using the concept of "partial organization" as introduced by Göran Ahrne and Nils Brunsson (2011).

     

    The results show that corporations find a strategically positioned amplifier for their non-market interests in the WEF. The WEF functions to enhance and gain leverage for their ideas and priorities in a highly selective and resourceful environment. In the long run, both the market priorities and the political interests of business may be served by engagement in the WEF.

     

    However, the WEF cannot only be conceived as the extended voice of corporations. The WEF also makes strategic use of the corporations to organize and expand their own agency, which not necessarily coincides with the interests of multinational corporations.  By way of corporate financial resources, the tapping of knowledge and expertise, and access to vast networks of business relations, the WEF is also able to amplify its own voice. The organized network, in the format of partial organization, which is the preferred form of organization of the WEF, comes with weakened power in the form of oversight and sanctions for the member corporations, but may allow for a concentration of resources at the center. The periphery has little sanctioned insight into the core of the organization, and a weak voice in influencing the operations of the organization. Actors in the partially organized environment thus have to rely on the goodwill of the leadership. 

  • 98.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    Small places, big stakes : "Meetings" as moments of ethnographic momentum2014Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    Ethnographic fieldwork in organizations – such as corporations, state agencies, and international organizations – often entails that the ethnographer has to rely to a large extent on meetings as the primary point of access. Oftentimes, this involves doing fieldwork in workshops, at ceremonies, and at other staged, formal events. In addition, such fieldwork tends to be both multilocal, mobile, and discontinuous. It may not provide as much of a flavour of the different local sites and a sense of ‘being there' as one would wish for. The tendency in anthropology to favour the informal, the ‘genuine' or ‘authentic' as well as the spontaneous, may leave one with a lingering feeling of having to make do with second-rate material, i.e. the formal, the superficial, and the organized. To a large extent, the staged character of the social events that are accessible to the ethnographer suggests that s/he has been left of much of ‘what is really going on', and ‘what people are really up to.' Meetings, however, as organized and ritualized social events, may provide the ethnographer with a loupe through which key tenets of larger social groups and organizations, and big issues, may be carefully observed. In formal meetings, political priorities, economic values, and social priorities are often condensed, played out and negotiated, turning meetings into strategic sites from which to observe the organization at large. The paper is based on experiences from fieldwork in corporations, think thanks, and international organizations.

  • 99.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Södertörn University College, Sweden.
    Small places, big stakes: "Meetings’" as moments of ethnographic momentum2015Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The Davos summit is surrounded by air of seriousness and hype, but it is also something like a huge cocktail party. The Davos meeting is, in essence, a kind of human beehive, attracting and organizing a multitude of actors around its core, each contributing to the existence of the beehive community, and each disseminating its ideas and perspectives to the world at large. The WEF is essentially a social world of meetings – staged, circumvented, formal, organized meetings – and meetings to which access is tightly restricted. The annual Davos meeting, which is the showcase meeting of the WEF, is also a microcosm of the organization, set up in a small place and speaking to bigger issues: market regulations, financial crises, environmental risks, armed conflicts, and the like. The kinds of questions that arise out offieldwork in organizations such as this, but also more broadly, are to do with access, representation, validity, and the predicaments of doing ethnography in organized settings.

    At a more general level, ethnographic fieldwork in organizations – such as corporations, state agencies, and international organizations – often entails that the ethnographer has to rely on meetings as the primary point of access. Oftentimes, this involves doing fieldwork in workshops, at ceremonies, and at other staged, formal events. In addition, such fieldwork tends to be multilocal, mobile, and discontinuous. It may not provide as much of a flavour of the different local sites and a sense of ‘being there’ as one would wish for. The tendency in anthropology to favour the informal, the ‘genuine’ or ‘authentic’ as well as the spontaneous, may leave one with a lingering feeling of having to make do with second- rate material, i.e. the formal, the superficial, and the organized. Fieldwork in meetings, and in meetings to which one may not get full access, may, from that angle, be problematic.

    What, if anything, can we learn from doing ethnography in such a small, temporary meeting place, where we don not even have access to much of what goes on?

     

  • 100.
    Garsten, Christina
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Socialantropologiska institutionen. Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Stockholms universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE). Södertörn University College, Sweden.
    Small places, big stakes: "Meetings" as moments of ethnographic momentum2016Konferensbidrag (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
    Abstract [en]

    The World Economic Forum is essentially a world of meetings: staged, circumvented, formal, organized meetings to which access is tightly restricted. The annual Davos meeting, the WEF show case meeting, is also a microcosm of the organization, set up in a small place but speaking to bigger issues. Ethnographic fieldwork in organizations such as the WEF – and more broadly incorporations, state agencies, and international organizations – often involves doing fieldwork in workshops, at ceremonies, and at other staged, formal events. In addition, such fieldwork tends to be multilocal, mobile, and discontinuous. What, if anything, can we learn from doing ethnography in such small, temporary meeting places, where we may not even have full access?

    The paper shows that researching an organization such as the WEF is as methodologically and theoretical challenging as it is rewarding. It is argued that to understand the practices constituting meetings we need to broaden the perspective of the meeting as a phenomenon. The meeting as research locus should not be seen as a given entity, but as a contingent and continually constructed social arena. In the WEF case the meeting is both a continuous organizing effort, and a social arena, temporarily bounded in time and space.

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