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 Heart of Darkness

The heart of darkness

Chapter Outline

In this chapter we will:

  • Elaborate the curious absence of Goffman, Foucault and Bauman and the concept of total institutions from most organization theories.
  • Show how the social psychological research of Milgram and Zimbardo illuminates how total institutions operate.
  • Document key cases for a contemporary understanding of total ...
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