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The Dominance of Management

A Participatory Critique, 1st Edition

By Leonard Holmes


214 pages

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This book offers a controversial reanalysis of the rise and dominance of managerialist approaches to development. Linking two British inner-city community development projects with projects in the developing world it shows how ’managed development’ runs counter to participatory values and aspirations of communities receiving development aid. This, in effect, mutes the voices of these communities. In conclusion, Holmes draws implications for the emerging community development agenda in urban development throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Contents: Management, the emergence of a dominating paradigm; The nature of management; Radical organization theory and research; Management and the labour process; Management and class analysis; The capitalist state and management; Popular planning in modern London: a context of disparities; Processes of domination in the management of a job creation project; Community initiative or state enterprise? Setting up Stonebridge; Who managed the Charlton Training Centre?; Attempting democratic organization: tensions and contradictions; Beyond the dominance of management; Bibliography; Index.

About the Author

Dr Leonard Holmes, Reader in Management, School of Business and Social Sciences, Roehampton University, UK

About the Series

Voices in Development Management

Voices in Development Management
The Voices in Development Management series has provided a forum in which grass roots organisations and development practitioners could voice their views and present their perspectives along with the conventional development experts. Many of the volumes in the series contain explicit debates between various voices in development and permit the suite of neglected development issues such as gender and transport or the microcredit needs of low income communities to receive appropriate public and professional attention. After a successful run of almost 12 years, we are no longer accepting new submissions to the series.

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SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography