Stability is at the core of every discussion of order, organization or institutionalization. From an 'inside' perspective, the stability of each order-constituting element is assumed. In contrast, in critical discourses instability (e.g. through ambiguity, or non-control) is located at the outside of the social order as its negative. By treating this argumentative symmetrical structure as "idioms of stability and de-stabilization", the articles try to rethink order: How can we describe structures from a perspective in which ...

Rethinking Order: Idioms of Stability and Destabilization 2014, Transcript Verlag

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