The Competent Public Sphere

Global Political Economy, Dialogue and the Contemporary Workplace

  • John Michael Roberts

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 180-204

About this book


Suggesting that an expressive ideology has arisen within the workplace public sphere around the theme of 'competence', this book explores the hegemony of global finance and the fetishism of the new economy, exposing the dilemmas of the competence agenda, and illustrating how competence is played out in the workplace public sphere.


democracy hegemony political economy

Authors and affiliations

  • John Michael Roberts
    • 1
  1. 1.Brunel UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2009
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social Sciences Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-28429-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-24453-5
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