Domination, Self-Determination and Circular Organizing

  title={Domination, Self-Determination and Circular Organizing},
  author={A. Georges L. Romme},
  journal={Organization Studies},
  pages={801 - 832}
  • A. Romme
  • Published 1 September 1999
  • Political Science
  • Organization Studies
The emergence of self-organizing forms of control, based on the idea of self-determination, have challenged traditional forms of control based on the concept of domination. As such, self-determination has been put forward as an alternative rather than as a complement to domination. This paper describes and explores the circular forms of organizing that have been emerging in several parts of the world, viewing them as a possible synthesis of two existing archetypical concepts of power-self… 

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