Political Theory and Social Practices
... problems are shifting the old perspectives. What is more important, new
perspectives are opening up for the future, points of view that restore our
ability to perceive alternative courses of action (BFN: 491).
Elaborating on this theme, more recently Habermas has presented a Zeitdiagnose
through the ...
Tools for what trade? Analysing the Utilisation of Economic
... but does it work in theory?” The point is that what works in practice in some contexts,
and/or on a small scale may very well not work in other contexts or on larger scales,
if one does not really understand why it does or doesn’t work.
This is precisely the challenge now facing the development of e ...
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... 24) ________ is credited with democratizing statistics.
A) Armand Feigenbaum
B) Joseph M. Juran
C) Genichi Taguchi
D) Philip Crosby
E) Kaoru Ishikawa
Topic: Leading Contributors to Quality Theory: Kaoru Ishikawa
Learning Outcome: Discuss the total cost of quality and compare the common met ...
Management Decision Making Test - HS-FBLA
... Decisions that are made alone with little or no input from subordinates reflect a manager’s style that is ____.
The communication method that is most appropriate for routine information is ____.
Chapter 2: Management -- Past to Present
... The ideas of visionary leadership, respect for workers, cooperation and the dangers of
bureaucracy have only recently been developed and written about by modern management
... optimization routine employing rational choice theory. All of the possible alternative strategies are
evaluated to see which provides the optimum results, and the best strategy is chosen. There is, in fact,
considerable evidence that business organizations do not and probably cannot rigorously pursu ...
government - UMD Center for International Policy Exchanges
... boundaries of administrative action…” (1998, 57).
Admittedly, I concur with Svara’s assertions. However, for the purpose of this paper, I
would like to turn his assertions into a question. Simply put, does public administration or
management have a “better model” to serve as a guide for making sound ...
... explain certain (observed) effects without the claim
that the theory correctly models the underlying
(unobserved) processes. An example is an effective
field theory that "pretends" that certain effects are
caused by a field even if it is known that this is not
actually the case. In a way, any theory ...
THE EVOLUTION OF CRIMINOLOGICAL THEORIES
... I have incurred many debts during the time that I was researching and writing this
dissertation. First, I must thank the members of my dissertation committee. Dr. Stephen
Hart served as the internal-external examiner for the dissertation defense and contributed
a variety of useful comments that will ...
structuration theory and organization research
... primary generic social ‘thing’ (see Schatzki et al., 2001). How the centrality of (social)
practice led him to rework other key concepts of social theory such as action, structure,
and systems, will be the topic of the following section (1.2).
In the field of organization theory, this alleged incomm ...
Scandinavian Cooperative Advantage: The Theory and Practice of
... implied endorsement of this fundamental tenet of stakeholder theory is noteworthy.
In this article, we turn specifically to the important but
underappreciated Scandinavian contributions to stakeholder theory over the past 50 years and their application in
the current practices of Scandinavian compan ...
Neglected Affinities: Max Weber and Georg Simmel
... In particular,further re-examinationof Simmel's social theory
would have to confront Simmel's relationshipto Max Weber,
whose work has tended to completely overshadow Simmel's,
despite the fact that Weberprobablyowed much to Simmel.This
would have to avoid the trap of evaluatingSimmel merely as a
Max Weber`s “Modernism”
... science. For Kant, this means that statements about morality cannot
produce the same quality of statement produced in the study of the phenomenal world. Metaphysics cannot produce "synthetic a priori" statements.19 As a result, ethical systems are not grounded in "knowledge"
but in an assumption. Th ...
The Whole-of-Government Approach – Regulation
... many countries and which entailed transferring authority from the central politicaladministrative level to regulatory agencies, service-producing agencies, or state-owned
companies, may have produced disadvantages of other kinds (Christensen and Lægreid
2001). The effect has been to deprive the poli ...
International Relations, Political Theory and the problem of Order
... Given these general interests, however, it is also not surprising that amongst the
courses I was asked to teach fairly early on was a course in ‘International
Relations Theory’, usually referred to in the inevitable shorthand of the modern
academy as ‘IR theory’, and, as always, the best way to lear ...
Transcendental vs Comparative Approaches to Justice
... himself wants from a theory of justice” (p. 297). Ege, Igersheim and Le Chapelain (2013)
offer two arguments designed to question the distinction between transcendental and
comparative approaches: the first is based on the Smithian concept of the “impartial
spectator”, while the second focuses on a ...
Annotated Further Readings
... The author(s) of each entry have furnished a list of works that, if consulted, will further illuminate the topic of interest.
Each recommended reading is annotated so that its relevance is clarified. Importantly, the Annotated Further Readings
section is organized to correspond with the format used ...
The Authority of Public Opinion – why Weber declined to take part in
... It was ‘safeguarded by political legislation’ and found ‘its ideological justification in public
opinion’ (Tonnies 1955: 261) Along with many nineteenth century social and political
theorist, Tonnies regarded public opinion as an ultimate source of authority and authoritative
behaviour. He took the ...
Theorizing in Social Science: The Context of Discovery
... how to teach them. In the meantime, however, he says there are some themes
and focal points that are important for students of social science to understand. These include ambiguity, contradiction, context in meaning, and the
role of affirmation in construction (or the quality of beauty).
This volume ...
Opportunities and Problems of Standardized Ethics Initiatives – a
... they do (Belal, 2002).
Standardized ethics initiatives, within this article
also called ‘standards’ or ‘initiatives’, represent predefined norms and procedures for organizational
behavior with regard to social and/or environmental
issues (Rasche and Esser, 2006, p. 253; Smith, 2002,
p. 21). Adherenc ...
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... It is this incommensurability and distance to the law of the structure that compels Badiou to
ontologize the subject as something located beyond the structure. Badiou conducts the ontologization of the subject by using several sources of post-foundational philosophy, among
whom Jacques Lacan has the ...
Public administration theory
Public administration theory is the amalgamation of history, organizational theory, social theory, political theory and related studies focused on the meanings, structures and functions of public service in all its forms.A standard course of study in PhD dedicated to public administration, public administration theory often recounts major historical foundations for the study of bureaucracy as well as epistemological issues associated with public service as a profession and as an academic field.Important figures of study include: Max Weber, Frederick Winslow Taylor, Luther Gulick, Mary Parker Follett, Chester Barnard, Herbert A. Simon, and Dwight Waldo. Herbert Simon advanced a public administration theory that was informed by positivism. The influence of positivism today can be seen in journals such as the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. In more recent times, the field has had three main branches: new public management, classic public administration and postmodern public administration theory. The last grouping is often viewed as manifest in the Public Administration Theory Network (PAT-NET) and its publication, Administrative Theory & Praxis.