Albert O. Hirschman on Organisation - Dictionary of Arguments
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Organisations/Hirschman: Hirschman classifies organisations according to the degree of conflict and migration they experience, as well as the degree of their receptivity to the two modes of reaction (1). He sees a need for institutional reform on both sides of the disparity among organisations that are primarily those that generate one response, but could be driven to reform above all by the other. What is crucial, however, is that this would by no means mean that an optimal mix of
Brocker I 528
migration and cconflict would exist as correction mechanisms.
In case of a tendency to degeneration (by only one form of corrective, conflict or migration) it becomes necessary to allow a dose of the other correction mechanism.
Conflict/Migration: see Terminology/Hirschman, Political Parties/Hirschman.
N.B.: Hirschman argues against the idea of a self-adjusting optimum. See Equilibrium/Hirschman.
1. Albert O. Hirschman, Exit, Voice, and Loyalty. Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States, Cambridge, Mass. 1970. Dt.: Albert O. Hirschman, Abwanderung und Widerspruch. Reaktionen auf Leistungsabfall bei Unternehmungen, Organisationen und Staaten, Tübingen 1974, S. 103f.
Stephan Panther, „Albert O. Hirschman, Abwanderung und Widerspruch“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018_____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Albert O. Hirschman
The Strategy of Economic Development New Haven 1958
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018