Redesigning Society

  • Frederick Betz
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM, volume 11)


We have seen that ideological dictators make up social theory and then force their society to live under such a theory, and punishing them when the theory does not work. This is the point about power and ideological societal modeling. For ideological dictators, if societal reality does not match their ideological social theory, then reality is wrong. People must be sabotaging the theory, and people must be pushed. This is how Mao ran Chinese society while he was in power and while he was alive. We follow Mao’s life to continue to example the interaction between ideology and power.


Social Theory Chinese Communist Party Cultural Revolution Absolute Power Great Leap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Engineering and Technology ManagementPortland State UniversityPortlandUSA

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