In this tour de force, authors Stewart R. Clegg, David Courpasson, and Nelson Phillips provide a comprehensive account of power and organizations, unlocking power as the central relation of modern organizations and society. The authors present an excellent synthesis of organization, social and political theory to offer an overview of power and organizations that is historically informed, addresses current issues, and is comprehensive in scope.

The Curious Case of Max Weber

The curious case of max weber

Chapter Outline

In this chapter we will:

  • Establish the importance of the work of Weber for any understanding of power in organizations.
  • Show how this work was systematically distorted in its reception by virtue of the translation strategy followed by Parsons.
  • Situate Weber in his proper context, which is that of German ...
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