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dc.contributor.authorDiamond, Michael A. (Michael Alan) 1950-eng
dc.contributor.authorAllcorn, Setheng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.descriptiondoi:10.1057/palgrave.pcs.2100064eng
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.eng
dc.identifier.citationPsychoanalysis, Culture & Society 2006, 11, (54-73)eng
dc.identifier.issn1088-0763/06eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/8351eng
dc.publisherPsychoanalysis, Culture & Societyeng
dc.relation.ispartofCenter for the Study of Organizational Change publications (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs. Center for the Study of Organizational Change.eng
dc.source.harvestedPalgrave Macmillan Web siteeng
dc.subject.lcshManagement -- Employee participationeng
dc.subject.lcshConflict managementeng
dc.subject.lcshPsychology, Industrialeng
dc.titleSurfacing Perversions of Democracy in the Workplace: A Contemporary Psychoanalytic Projecteng
dc.typeArticleeng


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