chapter  7
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Things fall apart?

This book began with a brief analytical overview of Giddens’ work and it has ended with a critical appraisal of Foucault and the constructionist challenge of decentred agency. Along the way we have also re-examined Lewin’s classic concept of change agency, Pettigrew’s sustained contextualist attack on planned change, and the growing challenges posed by complexity theories of organizational change, as a problematic of order/chaos. Where do we go from here?