On Thinking Institutionally
The twenty-first-century mind deeply distrusts the authority of institutions. It has taken several centuries for advocates of critical thinking to convince western culture that to be rational, liberated, authentic, and modern means to be anti-institutional. In this mold-breaking book, Hugh Heclo moves beyond the abstract academic realm of thinking about institutions to the more personal significance and larger social meaning of what it is to think institutionally. His account ranges from Michael Jordan's respect for the game of basketball to Greek philosophy, from twenty-first-century corporate and political scandals to Christian theology and the concept of office and professionalism. Think what you will about one institution or another, but after Heclo, no reader will be left in doubt about why it matters to think institutionally.
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Review: On Thinking Institutionally (On Politics)User Review - Peter - Goodreads
This book goes uphill and against the flow of celebrity culture and the so-called counter-culture to foster loyalty to the long-term values that make so many basic parts of life worthwhile. He ... Read full review
Review: On Thinking Institutionally (On Politics)User Review - Goodreads
Not as interesting as originally hoped or led to believe from the review. I found it dry and redundant.
The New Institutionalism in Organizational Analysis
Walter W. Powell,Paul J. DiMaggio
No preview available - 1991
Respect for the Game
2 Our Modern Impasse
3 From Thinking about Institutions to Thinking Institutionally
4 Being Institutionally Minded
5 Applications Dangers and the Uphill Journey
6 Ways of Thinking Ways of Being