By Peter F. Drucker
Peter Drucker will be top often called a author on enterprise and administration, yet, actually, those topics are neither his first nor have they been his best highbrow situation. Drucker's fundamental crisis has been group, within which the person has prestige, and society, within which the person has functionality. He has introduced jointly decisions from his significant writings on those topics in A Functioning Society. This assortment provides the whole diversity of Drucker's suggestion on group, society, and the political constitution, and constitutes an amazing advent to his principles. In organizing those consultant writings, Drucker has selected to be topical instead of only chronological, with each one excerpt featuring a easy subject matter of his paintings. As is attribute of his paintings, A Functioning Society will allure either the overall reader in addition to a cross-disciplinary scholarly readership.
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Additional resources for A Functioning Society: Selections from Sixty-Five Years of Writing on Community, Society, and Polity
The fact that the outcome of the war depends above all on industrial production must be used to develop a legitimate power in industry on the basis of responsible self-government. In other words, the plant must be made into a functioning self-governing social community. The central fact in the social crisis of our time is that the industrial plant has become the basic social unit, but that it is not yet a social institution. Industrial society can function only if the plant gives social status and function to its members.
Rousseau was right when he saw in the repudiation of rationalism the basic difference of his system from that of the philosophes. His open irrationalism enabled him to shake off the fetters which had condemned the Encyclopedists to political ineffectiveness. Where they believed in the slow and painstaking rational process of education and scientific investigation, he believed in the inner light of revelation. They tried to define man as within the laws of physics. But Rousseau saw man as a political being acting upon impulse and emotion.
There is no pretense in Rousseau of individual reason or individual freedom. It is true that Rousseau insisted upon the small unit of the citystate with its direct, nonrepresentative democracy as the only perfect form of government. And he laid down an inalienable right of the individual to disagree by leaving his society. This has been taken as an indication of his desire for individual freedom. But in a world in which these conditions were as impossible of fulfillment as in that of the middle-eighteenth century, they can hardly be taken as anything but romantic flourishes in an otherwise unyieldingly realistic and unromantic totalitarianism.