Ordres contradictoires et coordination destructive : Le malaise iranien
Contradictory Orders and Destructive Coordination: The Iranian Disease The concept of 'mode of coordination' captures the way economy is embedded in social relationships and influences the integration of society through an 'instituted process.' Three main typical or ideal modes of coordination have been identified in the literature, namely the market, the bureaucratic and the ethical (reciprocity) modes of coordination (Polanyi 1944,  1968; Lindblom 1977; and Kornai, 1984, 1992). Our purpose is to introduce another type of coordination that we name 'destructive mode of coordination'. It is social organisation through the use of coercive means. This type of coordination has almost been entirely neglected in the literature, although it has existed since ancient times in different forms and varieties. A typical recent illustration is the social order under the Islamic Republic of Iran that will be the focus of the paper.
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