Table of contents for A functioning society : selections from sixty-fix years of writing on community, society, and polity / Peter F. Drucker ; chosen and edited by the author.


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Introduction: Community, Society, Polity                    vii
Acknowledgements                                           xiii
Prologue: What is a Functioning Society?                    xv

Part 1: Foundations
     Introduction to Part 1                             3
     1. From Rousseau to Hitler                        5
     2. The Conservative Counter-Revolution of 1776    15
     3. A Conservative Approach                            23

Part 2: The Rise of Totalitarianism
     Introduction to Part 2                                27
     4. The Return of the Demons                           29
     5. The Failure of Marxism                             37

Part 3: The Sickness of Government
     Introduction to Part 3                                53
     6. From Nation-State to Megastate                     55
     7. The Sickness of Government                         71
     8. No More Salvation by Society                       81

Part 4: The New Pluralism
     Introduction to Part 4                                87
     9. The New Pluralism                                  89
     10. Toward a Theory of Organizations                  97
     11. The Society of Organizations                     111

Part 5: The Corporation as a Social Institution
     Introduction to Part 5                               127
     12. The Governance of Corporations                   129
     13. The Corporation as a Social Institution     137
     14. The Corporation as a Political Institution  139




Part 6: The Knowledge Society
     Introduction to Part 6                              147
     15. The New World-View                              149
     16. From Capitalism to Knowledge Society        157
     17. The Productivity of the Knowledge Worker    169
     18. From Information to Communication               179

Part 7: The Next Society
     Introduction to Part 7                              195
     19. The Next Society                                197