Bullying as circuits of power: an Australian nursing perspective

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dc.contributor.author Hutchinson, Marie en_US
dc.contributor.author Vickers, Margaret en_US
dc.contributor.author Jackson, Debra en_US
dc.contributor.author Wilkes, Lesley en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:01:37Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:01:37Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2010003863 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Hutchinson Marie et al. 2010, 'Bullying as circuits of power: an Australian nursing perspective', M.E. Sharpe Inc., vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 25-47. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1084-1806 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15665
dc.description.abstract It is not possible to understand bullying without considering the concept of power, and yet power has received little systematic attention in the literature on bullying. Framed largely as a manifestation of conflict, or as a consequence of organizational characteristics that trigger unwitting individuals to engage in abusive acts, superficial and clich??d understandings of the power dynamics involved in bullying are commonplace. The focus on conflict-based understandings offers limited insights into less readily observable forms of power that manifest within institutions. In this article, we draw upon Cleggs (1989a) circuits of power framework to map out an alternative understanding of workplace bullying one that moves beyond the link with conflict. We employ a multidimensional model of bullying and offer interview exemplars from our study of bullying in the Australian nursing workplace. The analysis reveals the complex flows of power associated with bullying and suggests that commonly accepted assumptions and frameworks about workplace bullying have provided limited insight into the phenomenon, while potentially masking inappropriate manifestations of power within institutions. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Public Administration Theory Network en_US
dc.title Bullying as circuits of power: an Australian nursing perspective en_US
dc.parent Administrative Theory & Praxis en_US
dc.journal.volume 32 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 25 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 47 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 0000063034 en_US
dc.personcode 0000069039 en_US
dc.personcode 112168 en_US
dc.personcode 0000024055 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords NA en_US

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