The manifestation of the colonial nation-state as a legal-bureaucratic-police structure – an exploitation tool – undermined customary modes of governance in colonies. When post-World War II independence of colonies transferred ownership of the state structure to the colonized elite, electoral and civil society politics battled for capture of this post-colonial state. Meanwhile, the state was also forced to build its legitimacy in the face of customary governance practices seeking rehabilitation and decolonization in the midst of civil wars and strife. This "state-building social movement" was further complicated with the global spread of neoliberalism and neocolonialism, and herein lies the significant difference between the post-colonial nation-state and the Western nation-states.
This book fills the gap in literature and argues that it is necessary to foreground discussions of the nature of the post-colonial nation-state in examining resistance and provides a window into the dynamics of the post-colonial state and its implication in everyday organizing and resistance.
1. Governing and Managing the Post-colonial (Nimruji Jammulamadaka and Jonathan Murphy)
2. Corruption’s Other Scene: The politics of corruption in South Africa (Ivor Chipkin)
3. Change and Continuity at Brazilian Development Bank (Paulo Faveret)
4. Knowledge of Organizational Behavior and Consultancy Projects: A critical examination (Rajiv Kumar)
5. Urban environmental governance and legitimacy of state claim for global climate justice: Dilemma and debates in Bangladesh (Md Khalid Hossain)
6. 'A class war has begun in South Africa': An analysis of COSATU’s framing of the ‘Marikana massacre’ (Teke Ngomba)
7. Corruption in Local Governance as Resistance: A Post-colonial reading of the Indian state (Arpita Mathur)
8. Greenpeace and The Transnational Governance of Brazilian Beef Industry (Marcus Vinícius Peinado Gomes and Mário Aquino Alves)
9. 'Donor logic', NGOs, Ruling Elite and the Decolonisation of Education in Bangladesh (Ariful H. Kabir and Raqib Chowdhury)
10. Democratic Transition in a Post-colonial State: Dialogue and discord in Tunisia’s post-revolutionary transition 2011 - 2014 (Jonathan Murphy and Virpi Malin)
11. Theorising the State (Or Its Absence?) in Anti-Corporate Protest: Insights from Post-colonial India (Nimruji Jammulamadaka and Biswatosh Saha)
Management, Organizations and Society represents innovative work grounded in new realities; addressing issues crucial to an understanding of the contemporary world. This is the world of organized societies, where boundaries between formal and informal, public and private, local and global organizations have been displaced or vanished along with other nineteenth century dichotomies and oppositions. Management, apart from becoming a specialised profession for a growing number of people, is an everyday activity for most members of modern societies. Management, Organizations and Society will address these contemporary dynamics of transformation in a manner that transcends disciplinary boundaries, with work which will appeal to researchers, students and practitioners alike.