Philip Selznick

Biography

Philip Selznick (1919-2010) taught generations of students as Professor of Law and Sociology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the founding chair of the Center for the Study of Law and Society and of the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program in the School of Law at Berkeley. His other books include The Organizational Weapon, Law, Society and Industrial Justice, Law and Society in Transition (with Philippe Nonet), The Moral Commonwealth, The Communitarian Persuasion, and A Humanist Science.

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The Organizational Weapon
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 141,290. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
The classic study of the methods, propaganda, and institutions which create infiltration and eventually coopt organizations from within. The study applies its theory to communist techniques but its analysis and insights have, over the years, become useful in perceiving and combating such methods in jihadist and terrorist organizations. The 2014 edition adds a foreword by Martin Krygier of UNSW.
Leadership in Administration: A Sociological Interpretation
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 46,900. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Leadership, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Social policy
Foundational study of how organizations work and how leadership promotes them. Long cited by scholars in many fields and assigned in classwork in many departments, this book is considered to have virtually created the field of institutional-leadership management. Beyond the usual platitudes and generalities of leadership, this book takes a realistic look at what successful management means.
TVA and the Grass Roots: A Study of Politics and Organization
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,380. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2011 by Quid Pro Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
Famous, influential study of organizations in action at all levels in the creation and expansion of the Tennessee Valley Authority with all its land use, agricultural, political and human effects. Landmark application of social theory coupled with prodigious research and insightful analysis made this book legendary. Newly republished in multiple formats in the Classics of Social Sciences series.

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