The Psychology of Hierarchy
“We are Centaurs; half human, half organisation” (Arne)
Examining the psychological politics of institutions and the interaction of organisational structures (hierarchies, markets, networks, democracies) and individual cognition (constructions of meaning and identity, sense of private and public self); the psychological and informational advantages of democracy; hubristic leadership and social cognitive accounts of how power corrupts; learning democracy as a craft; diagnostics for dysfunctional institutions.
How Power Corrupts: Cognition and Democracy in Organisations, London: Palgrave Macmillan, Blaug, R. (2014).
‘Cognition in a Hierarchy,’ Contemporary Political Theory, Blaug, R. (2007) 6/1: 24-44
‘Why is There Hierarchy? Democracy and Organisational Form,’ Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Blaug, R. (2009) 12/1: 85-99.
‘Tyranny of the Visible: Problems in the Evaluation of Anti-Institutional Radicalism,‘ Organization, (1999), 6/1: 33-56.