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New Institutionalism and Sexuality at Work in Local Government

Monro, Surya (2007) New Institutionalism and Sexuality at Work in Local Government. Gender, Work & Organization, 14 (1). pp. 1-19. ISSN 0968-6673

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Recent statutory and policy changes have raised the profile of lesbian, gay and bisexual equalities initiatives in the local government arena. These initiatives are increasingly developed and delivered via inter-agency partnerships. This article applies concepts from the sociological branch of new institutionalism to the field of sexualities equalities partnership work in local government, drawing on findings from a large empirical project. Notions of norms, ritual, templates and isomorphism all have purchase in this sensitive, value-laden field, providing insight into the organizational dynamics associated with inter-agency and partnership working. The article introduces the notion of institutional hybridization as a means of understanding the collaborative, and sometimes conflicting, processes associated with governance in the field of sexualities equalities work.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2009 15:41
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:52


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