publication . Thesis

Language of leadership

Hurlow, Sarah;
Open Access English
  • Country: United Kingdom
This thesis takes a critical approach to dominant ways of understanding leadership. The context for the study is UK local government where leadership has been popularised as a key feature of the latest phase of public sector modernisation. By drawing on the linguistic turn inherent in poststructuralism, and in particular the work of Jacques Derrida, the thesis challenges the orthodox assumption that leadership is a neutral and stable pre-linguistic phenomenon. In contrast it suggests that any given 'truth' of leadership can be seen as an attempt to control a linguistic system that is inherently undecidable. It is an attempt to 'write' the world in a particular w...
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