ABSTRACT

Decisions Without Hierarchy is based on a two-year examination of three feminist organizations: a peace group, health collective, and business women's group. From these case studies, Iannello constructs a model of organizations that, while structured, is nevertheless non-hierarchical. She terms this organization from the "modified consensus model." Her case studies show that modified consensus does not give way to pressures toward formal hierarchy and that, therefore, the model merits the attention of feminists and organization theorists alike.

part |2 pages

PART ONE

chapter 1|12 pages

The Starting Point of Organization Theory

chapter 2|12 pages

Hierarchy

chapter 3|8 pages

Non-Hierarchy

chapter 4|16 pages

The Starting Point of Feminist Theory

part |2 pages

PART TWO

chapter 5|25 pages

The Feminist Peace Group

chapter 6|25 pages

The Women's Health Collective

chapter 7|14 pages

The Business Women's Group

chapter 8|8 pages

Summary and Conclusion