• « Je suis un cannibale, habillé en costume ou avec une blouse blanche, je fabrique des traitements pour des gens plutôt riches avec la matière corporelle de gens pauvres, vous appelez ça comment ? »Un cannibale en costume : ainsi Georges, ingénieur dans lindustrie pharmaceutique, se décrit et décrit son travail un travail qui le dégoûte, mais quil ne sait pas quitter.Le monde de lentreprise est un monde cannibale où tout le monde mange tout le monde : engloutissement des ressources naturelles ; les salariés se dévorent entre eux et se dévorent eux-mêmes. Beaucoup seffondrent ; dautres bricolent, pour retisser des liens de solidarité nécessaires à la vie en communautéUne enquête qui met au jour les tragédies vécues chaque jour dans le secret des ateliers et des bureaux.

    David Courpasson est sociologue, professeur à lEM Lyon Business School et à lUniversité de Cardiff (UK). Il est lauteur de plusieurs ouvrages (notamment, avec Jean-Claude Thoenig, Quand les cadres se rebellent, Paris, Vuibert, 2008, et LAction contrainte. Organisations libérales et domination, Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 2000).

  • Le management des organisations est devenu libéral : il promeut la responsabilité individuelle, la délégation, la coopération, l'initiative décentralisée, l'autonomie ... Dans ce nouveau paysage, il n'y a plus de place pour les figures désormais détestées du pouvoir hiérarchique et de la bureaucratie. C'est dorénavant l'acteur qui s'impose comme figure centrale après trente ans de "débureaucratisation". C'est du moins ce qu'affirment à grands renforts d'enquêtes, la plupart des approches sociologiques contemporaines qui s'intéressent aux organisations. Plutôt que de dénoncer une "honteuse domination" qui serait à l'oeuvre dans les organisations, cet ouvrage cherche à analyser en profondeur les mécanismes qui conduisent les gouvernants à concentrer toujours plus le pouvoir politique entre leurs mains. SOMMAIREPréambule : Qui doit gouverner ? -- La question du pouvoir à l'heure du libéralisme organisationnelIntroductionI -- L'héritage anglo-saxon, défense de la bureaucratieII -- Les sociologies françaises de l'organisation. Le refus du déterminismeIII -- La réhabilitation de l'idée de domination. Sociologie de l'acteur contraintIV -- La domination comme dynamique politiqueV -- Modernisation bancaire et expériences individuelles. Une politique centralisée d'évolution des professions commercialesVI -- Principe de compétence et principe de projet. Management libéral et contrainte soupleVII -- Risque et communauté dans l'organisation libéraleVIII -- Instrumentation et domination IX -- Les régimes politiques de l'organisation. Théorie sociologique du management libéralConclusion -- Bibliographie -- Index

  • Employee and manager rebellions occur more often than you might think. This book argues how important it is to take these protests seriously. The authors demonstrate that when middle managers rebel, they aren't just letting off steam, and that their acts of creative protest can even produce benefits for their companies. Rebellion can pay off!

  • "A marvelous addition to the literature on both organizations and power. It is well-grounded in the research on these topics and especially the wide-range of relevant theorizing... The book is terrific at bringing together theory, research and the world of organizations."
    - George Ritzer, Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland


    "This book tirelessly illuminates the nooks and crannies of the power literature...taking readers on an audacious tour of power's multiple conceptualizations and expressions."
    - Hugh Willmott, Diageo Professor of Management Studies, University of Cambridge



    "Clegg and his associates expose the power dynamics that lie at the heart of all political and organizational arenas, and in so doing, they shed light on the underbelly along with the creative potentialities in organizational life."
    -Joyce Rothschild, Professor of Sociology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University



    "Strange but true - most studies of organizational hierarchies downplay the issue of power or uncritically assume more is better, while ignoring its pernicious effects. Stewart Clegg, David Courpasson and Nelson Phillips set the record straight."
    - Joanne Martin, Merrill Professor of Organizational Behavior and, by courtesy, Sociology Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Stanford






    In this tour de force, Stewart Clegg, David Courpasson and Nelson Phillips provide a comprehensive account of power and organizations, unlocking power as the central relation of modern organizations and society. The authors present an excellent synthesis of organization, social and political theory to offer an overview of power and organizations that is historically informed, addresses current issues and is comprehensive in scope.
    Power and Organizations reviews the evolution of theories on power and organization, presenting not only the theorists who identify power as positive, but also dealing with the negativity of power and the real horror of which organizations are capable, which has thus far been underplayed in organization theory. At the core of organizational power projects are organizational elites, whose politics and projects are examined extensively in the book. The book concludes by examining the implications for organizations and their elites of the trends, tendencies, and theories considered in the course of the book.

    This book is required reading for graduate students and researchers in areas such as organizational, social and political theory.

  • Chosen by Library Journal as one of the best reference texts of 2016. 
    Occupy. Indignados. The Tea Party. The Arab Spring. Anonymous. These and other terms have become part of an emerging lexicon in recent years, signalling an important development that has gripped many parts of the world: millions of people are increasingly involved, whether directly or indirectly, in movements of resistance and protestation.
    However, resistance and its conceptual "companions", protest, contestation, opposition, disobedience and mobilization, all seem to be still mostly seen in public and private discourses as illegitimate and problematic forms of action. The time is, therefore, ripe to delve into the concerns, themes and legitimacy.
    The SAGE Handbook of Resistance offers theoretical essays enabling readers to forge their own perspectives of what "is" resistance and emphasizes the empirical and experiential dimension of resistance - making strong choices in terms of how contemporary topics related to resistance help to rethink our societies as "protest societies". The coverage is divided into six key sub-sections:  
    Foundations
    Sites of Resistance
    Technologies of Resistance
    Languages of Resistance
    Geographies of Resistance
    Consequences of Resistance

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