On the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Sociological Imagination by C. Wright Mills, the 'bureaucratic ethos' that he described continues to define our world more than ever before. In Bureaucratic Culture and Escalating World Problems eleven contributors systematically continue and develop Mills' broad vision of the scientific method. They analyse escalating bureaucratic barriers that prevent us from solving our many pressing social, environmental, and economic problems.
“Sociologists mark the elapse of half a century since the 1959 publication of C. Wright Mills’ The Sociological Imagination with critiques of the book in the light of current world problems, and critiques of how well the profession has addressed the problems it identified. Their perspectives include increasing sociology’s relevance to ecological research, Harry Braverman and the working class, the bureaucratic ritualization and transformation of physical neglect in nursing homes, public sociology in an age of professionalism, a sociological analysis of public opinion and social movements, and deep dialogue and deep democracy.” --Eithne O’Leyne, October 2011 Reference and Research Book News