Hierarchical Organization in Society: A Canadian Perspective available in Hardcover
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- Taylor & Francis
By applying the general concept of "hierarchy" to everyday organizations in society, this book offers a new perspective on and insight into how they work. It contends that virtually everything around us is organized in hierarchical form and tests this by analyzing such diverse entities as corporations, schools, communities, medical care systems, sports, cities, transportation and retail systems. In doing so, the book confronts difficult and important topical issues such as corporate mergers, "brain drain" of certain regions, two-tiered health care systems, the national impact of globalization, and the problems of mass urban transit in cities. Not only does this research show that almost every type of organization in society can indeed be considered hierarchical, but also that this hierarchical perspective provides revealing new insights which are indispensable to our understanding of how the world around us works.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.94(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.79(d)|
Table of ContentsIntroduction; All about hierarchies; Up the corporate ladder; Education and inequity; the future of communities; Travel, transport and continentalization; Getting around in the city; retail in the city and the countryside; Leaving home; How our communities shape the quality of our lives; Canadian medical care - equal treatment for all?; Index.