PPA 335 Theories of Bureaucracy

This course surveys different approaches to organization and bureaucracy in advanced industrial societies. The major focus is on the exercise of power and control in organizations and the implications of this for different organizational groups. The course also examines a number of areas about which traditional approaches have been relatively silent, especially those dealing with race, gender and class. Another major theme of the course involves analysis of the changing nature of work, focusing on how new information technologies have affected the distribution of power and control in the workplace. (Formerly PPA 624). Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisites: PPA 102 or PPA 422 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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