TVA and the Grass Roots: A Study in the Sociology of Formal Organization

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Acceptance of TVA, 48f., 62, 237
Access to populations -- .
and formal coöptation, 219, 224, 233
and voluntary associations, 218, 237
Adjustment --
and ideology, 48ff.
of TVA to institutional environment, 12, 55
to federal system, 79
vs. symbolic import, 21
Administrative constituency, 146ff.
Agreements, administrative --
and internal pressure, 96, 150
in joint agricultural program, 95ff., 124f.
reduction in meaning, 179
used as weapons, 179
Agricultural Relations Department --
and fanaticism, 210ff.
and Land Acquisition Department, 206ff.
and public ownership of land, 202, 205
as internal pressure group, 147ff., chaps. v, vi
character and role, 111ff.
dependence on colleges, 153, 177
formal structure, 109ff
Agriculture, U. S. Department of --
and citizens' participation, 221
changes in, 170, 174
rejection of TVA as model, 78
role in memorandum of understanding, 96, 175
split in, 164
Agricultural program --
extent, 99ff.
integration with extension service, 129ff.
legal basis, 89
origin, 86ff.
Alienation, 211
Association of Land-Grant Colleges and Universities, 93f., 96f., 99
Baker., Gladys, 117, 120f., 157, 161
Baker, W. M., 195, 208
Ball., Carleton R.., 95, 222f.
Barnard, C. I., 51, 70f., 251
Bass, C. Niel., 105
Bell, Daniel, 185
Bennett, H. H., 171f.
Biological Survey, Bureau of, controversy with TVA agriculturists, 206ff.
Bureaucracy, 9ff., 13, 74
Burnham, James, 27
"Casual breakdown," 170
Character, organizational --
and administrative discretion, 182ff.
and assumptions as to method, 209
and coöptation, 15f.
and indirect consequences, 181, 197
and indispensability of leadership, 183
and locus of decision, 210
and personnel, 32, 197
and public land policy, 188, 202f.
and values, 183
split in TVA's, 166
Chief Conservation Engineer, 105; on land policy, 198
Chief Engineer, as ally of agriculturists, 197
Civil Service Commission, 30
Clapp, G. R., 38
Commerce Department, 108
Commitment --
and coöptation, 16
and defining heroes, 69f.
and dilemmas of doctrine, 69f.
and unanticipated consequences, 73, 255ff.
in relation to adjustment, 12
professional, 75
types of, in organizational behavior, 256ff.
Community associations, 235ff.
Conformance, 70f.
Consequences, unanticipated, 254ff.
Conservation: early TVA goals, 190ff.; relation of TVA to tradition of, 190, 201
Controversy: in agriculture, 157ff.; in TVA, 54f., 92, 190, 193; historical context of inner-organizational, 185


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