Managerial Prerogative and the Question of Control (Routledge Revivals)

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Routledge, Oct 10, 2014 - Social Science - 244 pages

In both Marxist and non-Marxist scholarship there has been a remarkable neglect of the managerial control of labour. John Storey’s analysis of the modern labour process shows that managerial control is in fact more precarious than has been so far recorded. This book, first published in 1983, reassesses the Braverman theory of the inexorable degradation of work, and demonstrates the need to go beyond not only Braverman but also most of the ensuing attempts to complement or repair his underlying thesis. The book will be of interest to students of the social sciences.

 

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Contents

Towards a Dialectical Approach
1
Weber and Marx
16
3 Braverman and Beyond
35
4 Work Control in Context
54
5 Management
75
6 Managerial Prerogative
98
7 The Control of Work
123
8 Struggle and Resistance
157
9 Control And Democracy
184
Notes
190
Bibliography
202
Index
236
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