Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 2 2001, page 33-51.
In the article the questions are probed into by means of a political process perspective. This theoretical framework high-lights the managerial tools as political programs; the actor groups who shape the programs are coalitions and the interactions between actors and programs are understood as political processes. The framework is applied in the analysis of two different case studies and interviews with managerial consultants. The distinctive - and often neglected - political nature of the social shaping of the political programs, in which the consultants takes part, are emphasised.