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Authoritarianism, Disempowerment, and Learned Helplessness

Sandra L. Bloom and Brian Farragher

in Destroying Sanctuary: The Crisis in Human Service Delivery Systems

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195374803
eISBN:
9780199865420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374803.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Rarely does the subject of power and abusive power come up for open discussion in social service environments and yet it is a critical component of any organizational setting. As communication breaks ... More


Should Workplaces be Democratized?

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

The central argument of this chapter is that the current system of hierarchical work is deeply unjust because the majority of workers are compelled to join workplaces within which they are ... More


Toward a Pluralistic Commonwealth

Alan Thomas

in Republic of Equals: Predistribution and Property-Owning Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190602116
eISBN:
9780190602130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190602116.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

For many commentators, workplace democracy lies at the very heart of a property-owning democracy. The chapter criticizes Samuel Freeman’s suggestion that a democratic citizen must be given a right to ... More


Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Virginia Doellgast

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The shift from manufacturing- to service-based economies has often been accompanied by the expansion of low-wage and insecure employment. Many consider the effects of this shift inevitable. This book ... More


Corporate Justice within Efficiency Horizons

Abraham A. Singer

in The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190698348
eISBN:
9780190909499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698348.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter expands on the idea of norm-governed productivity. Because this approach opens the door for a more straightforwardly political assessment of corporate hierarchy, this chapter considers ... More


Introduction

Virginia Doellgast

in Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines why firms compete in similar market segments using divergent management approaches. Using matched case studies of call center workplaces in the United States and Germany, it ... More


Worker Cooperatives in Practice

Tom Malleson

in After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter examines the practical experience and empirical evidence that we have of democratic workplaces in the form of worker cooperatives. We assess this evidence by contrasting co-ops with ... More


Property-owning Democracy Versus Market Socialism

Alan Thomas

in Republic of Equals: Predistribution and Property-Owning Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190602116
eISBN:
9780190602130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190602116.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, General

John Rawls argued this conception of justice as fairness could be equally well expressed by one of two social systems: a property-owning democracy or liberal market socialism. This chapter argues ... More


Using Power in the Workplace

Virginia Doellgast

in Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the strategies employed by U.S. and German telecommunications firms and their subcontractors to reorganize call center jobs in hope of improving the productivity and quality of ... More


After Occupy: Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

Tom Malleson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199330102
eISBN:
9780199368266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199330102.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

What should progressive social movements after Occupy be aiming for? What is the underlying economic vision and what are the ultimate economic goals? This book provides an answer to these questions. ... More


Organizations in Society: How Good Can It Get?

Lisa Herzog

in Reclaiming the System: Moral Responsibility, Divided Labour, and the Role of Organizations in Society

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198830405
eISBN:
9780191868658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830405.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter concludes the book by sketching a vision of what it would take to re-embed organizations in a just society. In doing so, it connects to a number of recent debates in political ... More


Being Equals: Analyzing the Nature of Social Egalitarian Relationships

Fabian Schuppert

in Social Equality: On What It Means to be Equals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199331109
eISBN:
9780190212865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331109.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores what kind of social relationships are compatible with the ideal of social equality. Building on the work of Samuel Scheffler and Martin O’Neill, it first provides a brief ... More


The Values and Interests Advanced by Labour Law

Guy Davidov

in A Purposive Approach to Labour Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198759034
eISBN:
9780191818790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759034.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter completes the review of the general goals of labour law by shifting to a higher level of abstraction. It includes a discussion of various values and interests that labour laws are said ... More


The academics: consultation and conditions

Brian Pullan and Michele Abendstern

in A History of the University of Manchester, 1973–90

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719062421
eISBN:
9781781700624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719062421.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During the 1970s little appeared to have come of the 1960s dream of transforming the University into a workplace democracy, rather than a specialised institution dedicated to extending and ... More


The Goals of Specific Labour Laws: Some Examples

Guy Davidov

in A Purposive Approach to Labour Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198759034
eISBN:
9780191818790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759034.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter moves from the general goals of labour law to the concrete goals of specific labour laws. An inquiry into the goals of specific regulations is a necessary component of the purposive ... More


The Form of the Firm: A Normative Political Theory of the Corporation

Abraham A. Singer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190698348
eISBN:
9780190909499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190698348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Contemporary discussions of the corporation tend to fall into one of two camps. The side that dominates much of public discourse is those who conceive of the corporation as purely economic. According ... More


Democratic Firms: Assets for the Long Term

Virginie Pérotin

in Institutions For Future Generations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198746959
eISBN:
9780191809248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198746959.003.0020
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

This chapter presents a proposal to promote firms run by their employees and extensive employee involvement in the governance of conventional firms. Democratic firms build up capital for future ... More


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