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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Unmasking Administrative Evil.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Guy B Adams; Danny L Balfour
|Description:||1 online resource (xx, 222 pages)|
|Contents:||Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction and Overview; 1. The Dynamics of Evil and Administrative Evil; Modernity, Technical Rationality, and Administrative Evil; Evil in the Modern Age; Is Administrative Evil Public or Private?; Administrative Evil and Public Affairs; Dirty Hands; Hubris; Understanding Evil; The Roots of Administrative Evil: A Psychological Perspective; Distance, Perspective, and Moral Disengagement; Language and Dehumanization; The Taken-for-Granted; The Social Construction of Evil; Individual, Organization, and Society. 2. Compliance, Technical Rationality, and Administrative EvilEvil and Organizations; The Social Construction of Compliance: The Stanford Prison Experiment; Modernity and the Dominance of Technical Rationality; Technical Rationality and the Evolution of Modern Professionalism; The Moral Vacuity of Technical-Rational Professionalism; Compliance in a Culture of Technical Rationality; Failing to See Administrative Evil; 3. Administrative Evil Unmasked: The Holocaust and Public Service; The Holocaust and Administrative Evil. Historical Interpretations of the Holocaust and the Role of Public ServiceLegalizing Evil: The German Civil Service and the Third Reich; Implementing Evil: The German Civil Service and the Holocaust; Adolf Eichmann and the Banality of Evil; Eichmann: Exceptional or Banal?; Perfectly Safe Ground?; 4. Administrative Evil Masked: From Mittelbau-Dora and Peenemünde to the Marshall Space Flight Center; Mittelbau-Dora; The Beginning; The Mittelwerk Factory; The Catastrophic End; Von Braun and Peenemünde; Operations Overcast and Paperclip; Post-War Chaos; Denazification; Bringing Them Over. The Von Braun TeamHuntsville, Redstone, and the Marshall Space Flight Center; Saturn and Apollo; Administrative Evil; 5. Organizational Dynamics and Administrative Evil: The Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, and the Space Shuttles Challenger and Columbia; Organizational Dynamics and the Pathway to Administrative Evil; The Marshall Space Flight Center, Challenger, and the Pathway to Administrative Evil; A Flawed Design; NASA's History as an Organization; The Space Shuttle Program; The Challenger Disaster; An Extraordinary Launch; The Marshall Space Flight Center. The Evolution of a Destructive Organizational Culture at MarshallThe Space Shuttle Columbia Disaster; Return to Flight; The Pathway to Administrative Evil; 6. Public Policy and Administrative Evil; Public Policy and Problem Solving; Critiques of the Problem-Solving Approach to Public Policy; Surplus Populations and Public Policy Metaphors; Welfare Policy and Illicit Drug Policy; Immigration Policy; A Shameful Historical Precedent ; Operations Overcast and Paperclip; The Evacuation and Relocation of ""All Persons of Japanese Ancestry""; ""The Decision Nobody Made""|
|Responsibility:||Guy B. Adams and Danny L. Balfour.|
"Broad ranging in its scholarship, this book offers insights about how to think organizationally as well as individually about ethics and the ever-present possibility of evil manifesting itself in