Unmasking Administrative Evil / Edition 2

Unmasking Administrative Evil / Edition 2

by Taylor and Francis, Danny L. Balfour
     
 

The common characteristic of administrative evil, say Adams (public affairs, U. of Missouri-Columbia) and Balfour (public and nonprofit administration, Grand Valley State U., Michigan), is that ordinary people within their normal professional and administrative roles can engage in acts of evil without being aware that they are doing anything wrong. They update their… See more details below

Overview

The common characteristic of administrative evil, say Adams (public affairs, U. of Missouri-Columbia) and Balfour (public and nonprofit administration, Grand Valley State U., Michigan), is that ordinary people within their normal professional and administrative roles can engage in acts of evil without being aware that they are doing anything wrong. They update their 1998 account of the phenomenon in light of the violence of September 2001, and the resulting prolific and, they say, profligate use of the term evil. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765612502
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/10/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Revised Edition - Charles Perrow; Foreword to the First Edition, Curtis Ventriss; Acknowledgments; Introduction and Overview; 1. The Dynamics of Evil and Administrative Evil; Modernity, Technical Rationality and Administrative Evil; Evil in the Modern Age: Dirty Hands; Hubris; Is Administrative Evil Public or Private?; Administrative Evil and Public Affairs; Understanding Evil; The Roots of Administrative Evil: A Psychological Perspective: Perspective and Distance; Language and Dehumanization; The Taken-for-Granted; The Social Construction of Evil; Individual, Organization and Society; 2. Compliance, Technical Rationality and Administrative Evil; Evil and Organizations; The Social Construction of Compliance: The Stanford Prison Experiment; Modernity and the Dominance of Technical Rationality: Technical Rationality and the; Evolution of Modern Professionalism; The Moral Vacuity of Technical-Rational; Professionalism; Compliance in a Culture of Technical Rationality; Failing to See Administrative Evil; 3. Administrative Evil Unmasked: The Holocaust and Public Service; The Holocaust and Administrative Evil: Historical Interpretations of the Holocaust and the; Role of Public Service; Legalizing Evil: The German Civil Service and the Third Reich; Implementing Evil: The German Civil Service and the Holocaust; Adolf Eichmann and the Banality of Administrative Evil: Satanic Greatness? Perfectly Safe Ground?; 4. Administrative Evil Masked: From Mittelbau-Dora and Peenemunde to the Marshall Space Flight Center; Mittelbau-Dora: The Beginning; The Mittelwerk Factory; The Catastrophic End; Peenemunde; Operations Overcast and Paperclip: Post-War Chaos; Denazification; The Von Braun Team: Huntsville, Redstone and the Marshall Space Flight Center; Saturn and Apollo; Administrative Evil; 5. Organizational Dynamics and Administrative Evil: The Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, and the Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia; Organizational Dynamics and the Pathway to Administrative Evil; The Marshall Space Flight Center, Challenger and the Pathway to Administrative Evil: A; Flawed Design; NASA's History as an Organization; Problems in the Apollo Program; Important Differences Between Apollo and the Shuttle; The Challenger Disaster: An Extraordinary Launch; The Marshall Space Flight Center; The Evolution of a Destructive Organizational Culture at Marshall; The Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster; The Pathway to Administrative Evil; 6. Public Policy and Administrative Evil; Public Policy and Problem Solving: Critiques of the Problem Solving Approach to Public Policy; Surplus Populations and Public Policy Metaphors: Welfare Policy and Illegal Drug Policy; Immigration Policy; Operations Overcast and Paperclip; The Evacuation and Relocation of 'All Persons of Japanese Ancestry': 'The Decision; Nobody Made'; The Military Trump Card in Wartime; Implementation; Denouement; Surplus Populations, Moral Inversion and Administrative Evil; 7. In the Face of Administr

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