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dc.contributor.authorDiamond, Michael A. (Michael Alan) 1950-
dc.contributor.authorAllcorn, Seth
dc.date.issued2006
dc.descriptiondoi:10.1057/palgrave.pcs.2100064en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we explore the psychodynamics of democracy in the workplace with a particular focus on unconscious and collusive forms of perverting democratic processes at work. We suggest that interpersonally and collectively the dialectical interplay between (1) autistic-contiguous, (2) paranoid-schizoid, and (3) depressive modes of experience and organized perceptions, which are necessary to the containment of divisions and conflicts in democratic organizations, is vulnerable to stress, anxiety, and psychological defenses that foster regression and collapse into more oppressive, authoritarian, and sadistic political cultures. With the objective of understanding perversions to democracy in the workplace, we find that a contemporary psychoanalytic view of organizations is more instructive than mainstream organization theory or that found in Foucault's writings on power and institutions.en_US
dc.identifier.citationPsychoanalysis, Culture & Society 2006, 11, (54-73)en_US
dc.identifier.issn1088-0763/06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8351
dc.publisherPsychoanalysis, Culture & Societyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCenter for the Study of Organizational Change publications (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Center for the Study of Organizational Change.
dc.source.harvestedPalgrave Macmillan Web siteen_US
dc.subject.lcshManagement -- Employee participationen_US
dc.subject.lcshConflict managementen_US
dc.subject.lcshPsychology, Industrialen_US
dc.titleSurfacing Perversions of Democracy in the Workplace: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Projecten_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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