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Week Four - Organisation Men and Apparatchiks: (Dys)Functional Elites, East and West

- Was there a ‘convergence’ between the functional elites of eastern and western societies?

- Were democratic state infrastructures more efficient than their communist counterparts?

Core texts

Mandel, Ernest, Power and Money: A Marxist Theory of Bureaucracy (London: Verso, 1992), pp. 59-77, 83-93, 153-163, 171-176 & 186-188. JC.801.M2
Whyte, William H., The Organization Man (New York, 1956), part I. HC.5140.W4


Western Organisation Man

Burnham, James, The Managerial Revolution: What Is Happening in the World (New York: John Day, 1941). HN.320.B8
Gilison, Jerome M., British and Soviet Politics: Legitimacy and Convergence (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1972). JC.32.G4
Lefort, Claude, The Political Forms of Modern Society: Bureaucracy, Democracy, Totalitarianism (Cambridge: Polity, 1986). JA.1.L3
Lens, Sidney, The Military-Industrial Complex (Philadelphia: Pilgrim Press, 1970). JD.114.42.C2
Lutz, Catherine, ‘Epistemology of the Bunker: The Brainwashed and Other New Subjects of Permanent War’, in J. Pfister & N. Schnog (eds.), Inventing the Psychological (Yale, 1997), 245-67. [Mapping of cold war concerns onto psychological discourse, and role of latter in promoting former in turn] E.169.6.I6
Marcuse, Herbert, One-Dimensional Man (1964). [Theory of ‘repressive tolerance’ in late-industrial society.] JB.200.M2
Purcell, Carol W., The Military-Industrial Complex (New York: Harper & Row, 1972). JD.114.42.R8
Riesman, David, The Lonely Crowd (1950). QZ.589.73.R4
Roper, Michael, Masculinity and the British Organization Man since 1945 (Oxford: OUP, 1994). HC.5600.R6
Rose, Nikolas, Governing the Soul: The Shaping of the Private Self (London: Routledge, 1989). HC.5050.R6

Communist Functionaries

Bahro, Rudolf, The Alternative in Eastern Europe (London: Verso, 1981). JB.2334.1.B2
Djilas, Milovan, The New Class: An Analysis of the Communist System (London: Thames & Hudson, 1957). JB.2300.D5
Hough, Jerry, The Soviet Prefects: The Local Party Organs in Industrial Decision-Making (Cambridge, Mass.: HUP, 1969). HN.5203.1.H6.
Rakovsky, Christian, ‘The Professional Dangers of Power’, in Tariq Ali (ed.), The Stalinist Legacy (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984), 47-59. JB.2351.S85
Voslenskii, Mikhail, Nomenklatura: Anatomy of the Soviet Ruling Class (London: Bodley Head, 1984). JD.302.51.V6