AO: The analysts draw their conceptual framework around Bateson’s notion of the “double bind”. They ask multiple sets of questions includeing:
construction of social roles for individuals in organizations (what motivates individuals to affiliate with an organization in pursuit of political ends?)
how political organizaitons generate new theories, methods and rehtorics responsive to particular demands of the projects with which they are invovled (154)
how do individuals in organizations locate responsibilities and rewards they incur in their interminably doubly bound positions? (how were conceptions of responsibility articulated?)
AO: The analysts talk about a need to pursue linkages between macro and micro perspectives citing Marcus and Fischer and organizational theorists (“new institutionalists”).