REEXAMINING CAPITALISM: EXEMPLIFYING THE QUESTION OF THE DIVISION OF LABOUR AND THE PROBLEMS OF BUREAUCRACY: PROJECTING ON MANAGEMENT DISCOURSE USING SOME OF THE WRITINGS OF MARX, DURKHEIM AND MAX WEBER IN UNDERSTANDING SOME ASPECTS OF SOCIAL THEORY
The paper attempts to reexamine the issues captured in the title of this paper given the current and protracted world recession and economic crisis. In undertaking this complex task the work of Anthony Giddens is used to crystallize the thought processes of the authors in terms of a brief analysis of the writings of Marx, Durkheim and Max Weber. The paper therefore bears relevance in respect to Business Management and attempts to exemplify and discuss the salient, but vexing issues that permeate capitalism and social theory. It also attempts to discuss and analyze the issue of the division of labour and the problems of the bureaucracy. It does not in any way pretend to exhaust the issues that encompass this debate but adds to the conversation that has surrounded these issues historically. The paper discusses some of the misconceptions of the conventional views on the subject as captured in the title of this paper.