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The Resource A Functioning Society : selections from sixty-five years of writing on community, society, and polity, hosen and edited by the author Peter F. Drucker

A Functioning Society : selections from sixty-five years of writing on community, society, and polity, hosen and edited by the author Peter F. Drucker

Label
A Functioning Society : selections from sixty-five years of writing on community, society, and polity
Title
A Functioning Society
Title remainder
selections from sixty-five years of writing on community, society, and polity
Statement of responsibility
hosen and edited by the author Peter F. Drucker
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Peter F. Drucker may be best known as a writer on business and management, but these subjects were not his foremost intellectual concern. Drucker's primary concerns were community, in which the individual has status, and society, in which the individual has function. Here he has assembled selections from his vast writings on these subjects. This collection presents the full range of Drucker's thought on community, society, and political structure and constitutes an ideal introduction to his ideas.The volume is divided into seven parts. The selections in parts 1 and 2 were mostly written during World War Two and in the wake of the Great Depression. Part 3 deals with the limits of governmental competence in the social and economic realm. It contains some of Drucker's most influential writings concerned with the difference between big government and effective government. The chapters in part 4 explore autonomous centers of power outside government and within society. Part 5 contains chapters from Drucker's path-breaking work on the corporation as a social organization rather than merely an economic one. The rise of the so-called "knowledge industries" forms the background for part 6. The concluding part 7 is devoted entirely to Drucker's long essay "The Next Society." Drucker examines the emergence of new institutions and new theories arising from the information revolution and the social changes they are helping to bring about.In organizing these representative writings, Drucker chose to be topical rather than chronological, with each excerpt presenting a basic theme of his life's work. As is characteristic of his efforts, A Functioning Society appeals both the general reader as well as a cross-disciplinary scholarly readershipages"--Provided by publisher
Dewey number
307
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Drucker, Peter F.,
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  • Communities
  • Information society
  • Organization
  • Social change
  • Social institutions
  • State, The
Label
A Functioning Society : selections from sixty-five years of writing on community, society, and polity, hosen and edited by the author Peter F. Drucker
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First published 2003 by Transaction Publishers
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part Part 1: Foundations -- chapter Introduction to Part 1 -- chapter 1 From Rousseau to Hitler -- chapter 2 The Conservative Counter-Revolution of 1776 -- chapter 3 A Conservative Approach -- part Part 2: The Rise of Totalitarianism -- chapter Part 2: The Rise of Totalitarianism Introduction to Part 2 -- chapter 4 The Return of the Demons -- chapter 5 The Failure of Marxism -- part Part 3: The Sickness of Government -- chapter Part 3: The Sickness of Government Introduction to Part 3 -- chapter 6 From Nation-State to Megastate -- chapter 7 The Sickness of Government -- chapter 8 No More Salvation by Society -- part Part 4: The New Pluralism -- chapter Part 4: The New Pluralism Introduction to Part 4 -- chapter 9 The New Pluralism -- chapter 10 Toward a Theory of Organizations -- chapter 11 The Society of Organizations -- part Part 5: The Corporation as a Social Institution -- chapter Introduction to Part 5 -- chapter 12 The Governance of Corporations -- chapter 13 The Corporation as a Social Institution -- chapter 14 The Corporation as a Political Institution -- part Part 6: The Knowledge Society -- chapter Part 6: The Knowledge Society Introduction to Part 6 -- chapter 15 The New World-View -- chapter 16 From Capitalism to Knowledge Society -- chapter 17 The Productivity of the Knowledge Worker -- chapter 18 From Information to Communication -- part Part 7: The Next Society -- chapter Part 7: The Next Society Introduction to Part 7 -- chapter 19 The Next Society
Control code
on1069706295
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351535557
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781315083599
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1069706295
Label
A Functioning Society : selections from sixty-five years of writing on community, society, and polity, hosen and edited by the author Peter F. Drucker
Publication
Note
  • First published 2003 by Transaction Publishers
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Part Part 1: Foundations -- chapter Introduction to Part 1 -- chapter 1 From Rousseau to Hitler -- chapter 2 The Conservative Counter-Revolution of 1776 -- chapter 3 A Conservative Approach -- part Part 2: The Rise of Totalitarianism -- chapter Part 2: The Rise of Totalitarianism Introduction to Part 2 -- chapter 4 The Return of the Demons -- chapter 5 The Failure of Marxism -- part Part 3: The Sickness of Government -- chapter Part 3: The Sickness of Government Introduction to Part 3 -- chapter 6 From Nation-State to Megastate -- chapter 7 The Sickness of Government -- chapter 8 No More Salvation by Society -- part Part 4: The New Pluralism -- chapter Part 4: The New Pluralism Introduction to Part 4 -- chapter 9 The New Pluralism -- chapter 10 Toward a Theory of Organizations -- chapter 11 The Society of Organizations -- part Part 5: The Corporation as a Social Institution -- chapter Introduction to Part 5 -- chapter 12 The Governance of Corporations -- chapter 13 The Corporation as a Social Institution -- chapter 14 The Corporation as a Political Institution -- part Part 6: The Knowledge Society -- chapter Part 6: The Knowledge Society Introduction to Part 6 -- chapter 15 The New World-View -- chapter 16 From Capitalism to Knowledge Society -- chapter 17 The Productivity of the Knowledge Worker -- chapter 18 From Information to Communication -- part Part 7: The Next Society -- chapter Part 7: The Next Society Introduction to Part 7 -- chapter 19 The Next Society
Control code
on1069706295
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351535557
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
10.4324/9781315083599
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1069706295

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