Forming alliances

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This paper sketches an alliance between Roger Friedland’s institutional theory and the author’s own account of social practices. In addition to taking up such general issues as what theory alliances and institutions are, this paper draws the two theories together by conceptualizing institutional orders as components of the practice plenum and exploring convergences between institutional logics and practice organizations. This paper also neutralizes apparent divergences between the two theories concerning levels of society and affirms Friedland’s thesis that institutional change is tied to politics in a particular French, post-Heideggerian sense of politics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2021

Publication series

NameResearch in the Sociology of Organizations
ISSN (Print)0733-558X

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© 2021 Emerald Publishing Limited.


  • Institutional change
  • Institutional logics
  • Institutional orders
  • Institutions
  • Levels of social reality
  • Roger Friedland
  • Social practices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


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