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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


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


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


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


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


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


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