Crisis Communication and Management as a Symptom of Neoliberal Reason

Eylem Çamuroğlu Çığ 

Ünsal Çığ

Starting from 1980s neoliberal practices have started to change the world. The neoliberalism has not been limited to economic policies but has been evolved to hegemonic discourse and reasoning affecting individuals and peoples by means of modern disciplinary and control techniques and methods as referred by Foucault. This new society, different from disciplinary one, has formed with the governmentality, which is affecting the behavior and thought methods of individuals. This process is related to spread of neoliberalism in different forms around the world. These forms are relevant to not only various events and practices, but also the spread of discourse and reasoning among educational field, media, finance and international institutions. The most indicative feature of this new thinking process is competition principle established with the help of the ambiguity. The crisis communication and management is thought in the courses of the university departments of public relations and business as well as by means of the brochures, educational seminars in the companies. The specific discourses of public relations and business schools such as “to manage a crisis”, “turning crisis into opportunity” have become regular idioms in everyday life. Therefore, this article discusses the discourses of neoliberalism, the processes of thought, and the relations of competition over crisis communication and management.

Keywords: Neoliberalism, crisis communication and management, principle of competition, uncertainty.

Language: Turkish

Suggested Citation: Çığ, Eylem Çamuroğu ve Çığ, Ünsal. 2013. Neoliberal Akılsallığın Bir Semptomu Olarak Kriz İletişimi ve Yönetimi. (Crisis Communication and Management as a Symptom of Neoliberal Reason). Atılım Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi 3(1-2), 79-97.

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