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Blind hierarchism and radical organizational forms

Blaug, Ricardo (2000) Blind hierarchism and radical organizational forms. New Political Science, 22 (3). pp. 379-395. ISSN 0739-3148

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/713687957


This paper explores the challenge posed by current initiatives in anti - institutional theory and practice. It outlines these initiatives, and then proceeds to clarify the criticisms made against them, concentrating on their alleged ineffectiveness and undemocratic nature. When carefully analysed, however, such criticisms are seen to be more an expression of a particular organizational paradigm than the product of rational evaluation. By explicating the nature of this paradigm, here termed "hierarchism," the paper shows how radical organizational forms become occluded, with the result that the important advances they offer are missed.

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Research Community:University of Westminster > Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, School of
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