Mentors and charismatic leaders possess referent power.
Because critical theory focuses on power, the topic of discourse is not as important to
Workplace safety has become an increasingly important topic for organizational
communication theorists who use critical theory.
The Internet has become a very valuable tool for mobilizing grassroots organizers in
search of critiquing the status quo.
Define power and provide an example to explain your definition. Why is the study of
power so central to critical approaches?
How is legitimate power determined? Provide an example of someone who has
Explain the roots of critical theory, paying particular attention to the ideas of Karl Marx.
How have these ideas been appropriated in the service of systems of government?
Describe the concept of progressive capitalism, and provide an example of how this
concept works. Are we currently in a period of progressive capitalism?
What does it mean to take a pro-profit approach, and why are critical approaches
critiqued for not taking one?
Explain the process of concertive control, and construct an example of the self-policing
that individuals do.