Lancaster EPrints

Power, authority and legitimacy.

Höpfl, H. M. (1999) Power, authority and legitimacy. Human Resource Development International, 2 (3). pp. 217-234. ISSN 1469-8374

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Management, human resources, organization, control, leadership, etc., all seem to be just so many euphemisms for power, and this suggests a discourse of management and organization that calls things by their proper name. This paper on the contrary stresses the need to resolve the concept of 'power' itself into more differentiated notions, and proposes that clarification may be derived from distinctions once explicit in the vocabulary of Classical antiquity, but lost in modern European languages. It argues that nothing but confusion in thinking about organizations, management and legitimation can result from the failure to recognize that the phenomena this vocabulary identifies and distinguishes are irreducibly different.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Human Resource Development International
Uncontrolled Keywords: moral authority ; power ; office ; rights ; resources ; control ; coercion ; institutions ; founding ; tradition ; legitimation ; organization ; leadership ; management ; monarchy ; aristocracy ; democracy
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Departments: UNSPECIFIED
ID Code: 24377
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 09 Mar 2009 14:31
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 16:24
Identification Number:
URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/24377

Actions (login required)

View Item