Coercive Organizations

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Coercive organizations are organizations that are formed and maintained due to the exercising of force or coercion, the result being a social system that is driven by dynamics of conflict. Military dictatorships are classical examples of coercive organizations, power is based on force, individuals give over their agency because ultimately of some fear that they have. Coercion is exercised in many different forms such as intimidation, displays of power, manipulation, propaganda, neglect, acts of omission etc. that are ultimately all trying to force individuals into adopting certain actions and out of this results some form of order and organization that is based on coercion.