Speaking Truth to Power? Anti-Bureaucratic Romanticism from Critical Organizational Theorizing to The White House

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Abstrakt

In spite of their distinctive normative and political differences, critical organizational scholars use a vocabulary which in several respects resembles that adopted by right-wing populists. This vocabulary, we argue, consists of components that can be deployed in the pursuit of radically conflicting goals. At its heart lies a profoundly antithetical stance towards bureaucracy and the state. In this paper, we explore the components of this vocabulary as well as the role they play in both populist- and critical organizational theory-variants. In so doing, we further discuss the lack of critical potential this vocabulary has in the present. For critical organization scholars, we argue, this should perhaps lead to a renewed consideration and reflexivity concerning not only the merits of bureaucracy and the state, but also of how to conduct critique in populist times.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2019
Antal sider29
StatusUdgivet - 2019
Begivenhed35th EGOS Colloquium 2019: Enlightening the Future: The Challenge for Organizations - University of Edinburgh Business School, Edinburgh, Storbritannien
Varighed: 4 jul. 20196 jul. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 35
https://www.egosnet.org/2019_edinburgh/colloquium

Konference

Konference35th EGOS Colloquium 2019
Nummer35
LokationUniversity of Edinburgh Business School
LandStorbritannien
ByEdinburgh
Periode04/07/201906/07/2019
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Emneord

  • Populism
  • Critique
  • Organization theory
  • Bureaucracy
  • Anti-bureaucracy
  • CMS
  • Trump

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