Critical Studies In Org And Bureaucracy / Edition 1

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is an excellent collection that provides a welcome alternative to many of the traditional readers on organizations and bureaucracies.... A very useful contribution."
Paul DiMaggio, Yale University

"This group of essays provides a comprehensive overview for scholars and participants seeking to make organizations from humane and more effective."
Dudley Burton, Brown University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566391221
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 11/29/1993
  • Edition description: Rev. and expanded ed. 1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 704
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Fischer teaches Political Science and Public Administration at Rutgers University and has published several books, including Technocracy and the Politics of Expertise and The Argumentative Turn in Policy Analysis and Planning.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Pt. I Classical Problems and Perspectives 1
1 Bureaucracy 4
2 The Spirit of Bureaucracy and Beyond Bureaucracy: The Paris Commune 20
3 Oligarchy 28
4 Scientific Management 44
5 The Real Meaning of Taylorism 55
6 Human Relations and the Informal Organization 62
7 Three Patterns of Bureaucracy 72
Pt. II Forms of Control and Divisions of Labor 83
8 Forms of Control in the Labor Process: An Historical Analysis 86
9 Machine Technology and Workplace Control: The U.S. Post Office 120
10 Organizing Consent on the Shop Floor: The Game of Making Out 134
11 Women, Unions, and Participative Management: Organizing in the Sunbelt 144
12 Organizational Expertise and Bureaucratic Control: Behavioral Science as Managerial Ideology 174
13 Reproducing Hierarchy: Job Evaluation and Comparable Worth in State Government 196
14 Manufacturing Management Ideology: Corporate Culture and Control in Financial Services 233
Pt. III Structures, Power, and Practices 259
15 The Rationing of Services in Street-Level Bureaucracies 264
16 Teaching and Learning in a Bureaucratic School 282
17 Women and Power in Organizations 313
18 Mentoring and Irrationality: The Role of Racial Taboos 342
19 Normal Accident at Three Mile Island 353
20 The Department of Defense and the Military-Industrial Establishment: The Politics of the Iron Triangle 371
21 Bureaucracy and the Regulation of Health and Safety at Work: A Comparison of the U.S. and Sweden 386
22 Class and Politics in the Organization of Public Administration: The U.S. Department of Labor 405
23 The AIDS Crisis and Organizational Failure 426
Pt. IV Organizational Alternatives and Social Change 443
24 The Collectivist Organization: An Alternative to Rational-Bureaucratic Models 448
25 Community-Owned Government: Empowering Rather than Serving 475
26 The Algebra Project: Organizing in the Spirit of Ella 497
27 Worker Participation in Technological Change: Interests, Influence, and Scope 519
28 Feminism and the Forms of Freedom 544
29 Learning Pluralism: Democracy and Diversity in Feminist Organizations 554
30 Internal Organization and Social Structure in Community Organizing: The Case of ACORN 577
31 Fishbowl Planning: Environmental Regulation, Economic Development, and Democratic Technique 601
32 Beyond NIMBY: Participatory Approaches to Hazardous Waste Management in Canada and the United States 622
About the Editors 644
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