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Citizenship in Organizations

Practicing the Immeasurable

  • Suzan Langenberg
  • Fleur Beyers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Fleur Beyers, Suzan Langenberg, Sophie Langenberg
    Pages 1-16
  3. Machiel Karskens
    Pages 55-72
  4. Catherine Susanne Schnitzer
    Pages 73-94
  5. Hans Wesseling
    Pages 117-131
  6. Suzan Langenberg
    Pages 133-155
  7. Wim Van Orshaegen
    Pages 175-199
  8. Mirjam Beyers
    Pages 249-268
  9. Goedele Vandersloten
    Pages 269-287
  10. Theo Vaes
    Pages 289-308
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 309-311

About this book


This book brings together a wide variety of meta-reflections on shifts in economy, power relations and organizing in confrontation with practices of citizenship. The focus is directed towards the position of (im)measurability of certain changes on meta-level within (organized) practices of citizenship. The organization or ‘organizing’ is the turntable, the metaphor, through which we can exemplify the emergence of growing citizen consciousness. In short, we see ‘organizing’ as the central metaphor wherewith the shift of the societal paradigm 

can be tested/verified/examined. In this book, different perspectives shall be represented on how people develop through organizing. It is more or less a residue of invisible processes that take place in and with people, through changes in discourses and in founding new types of communities and networks such as the creation of alternative local (exchange)trade opportunities. Citizenship implies exercise. On behalf of their experience with, through or while working in an organization, people ‘make’ their own membership of a community, an organization and/or a society.


sense organizing society interdependence philosophy sociology of the workplace

Editors and affiliations

  • Suzan Langenberg
    • 1
  • Fleur Beyers
    • 2
  1. 1.Campus GelbergenHoeleden - KortenakenBelgium
  2. 2.Campus GelbergenHoeledenBelgium

About the editors

Suzan Langenberg is a researcher, trainer and consultant and holds a PhD in Philosophy and Business Ethics from the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Suzan is the author of multiple works on criticism and speaking up within an organizational context. Throughout her many years as coach and facilitator, she has built an extensive experience in leadership and organizational issues. Suzan is also active as a moderator of debates on social and philosophical issues.

Fleur Beyers is an editor and researcher with a passion for language an

d philosophy. As a partner in a consulting firm, she has come across a wide variety of issues relating organizations and the position of the individual therein. She is also the co-owner of a Brasserie/Bar, which has provided her with a great amount of organizational practice. Fleur holds a research Master of Cultural Analysis from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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