„Conspiracy theory‟ as a convenient rhetorical rebuttal has been culturally constructed as quick refutation of otherwise distasteful, never mind factual ideas by the elite. All social interventions that seek structural adjustment, adjustments that have not yet been institutionalized and made „automatic‟, involve some form of conspiracy, a coor- dinated intervention for structure maintenance. In this essay I examine the anti- affirmative action „movement‟ in the U.S. that levels the charge of reverse discrimina- tion, to conclude that every extra institutional adjustment involves conspiracy and leads to unintended consequences which require further conspiratorial action by the elite. It is within such elite inspired adjustments to conspiratorial „side-effects‟ that trajectories for enhancing human rights can be located.
"Notes from the Field: The Sociology of Conspiracy: A Cultural Commentary on Structural Adjustment."
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