The Dominance of Management: A Participatory Critique

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., Nov 28, 2012 - Science - 214 pages

This book offers a controversial reanalysis of the rise and dominance of managerialist approaches to development. Linking two British inner-city community development projects with projects in the developing world it shows how ‘managed development’ runs counter to participatory values and aspirations of communities receiving development aid. This, in effect, mutes the voices of these communities. In conclusion, Holmes draws implications for the emerging community development agenda in urban development throughout the world.

 

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Contents

The Emergence of a Dominating Paradigm
1
The Nature of Management
15
Radical Organization Theory and Research
25
Management and the Labour Process
39
Management and Class Analysis
53
The Capitalist State and Management
67
A Context of Disparities
85
Processes of Domination in the Management of a Job Creation Project
107
Community Initiative or State Enterprise? Setting up Stonebridge
117
Who Managed the Charlton Training Centre?
143
Tensions and Contradictions
161
Beyond the Dominance of Management?
177
Bibliography
185
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Dr Leonard Holmes, Reader in Management, School of Business and Social Sciences, Roehampton University, UK

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