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The Salvation Army - a study in compliance Letkemann, Peter Jacob

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The compliance relationship between The Salvation Army Corps Officer and his superiors is analysed with reference to appointments, transfers and promotions. Structural aspects of power-positions, the reciprocal response of the Corps Officer and the elite to power, and the orientation of the Corps Officer to the power of the elite are studied. An attempt is made to understand the compliance of the Corps Officer by reviewing various aspects of the Officer's socialization process, such as recruitment selectivity, training program and the manipulation of prestige and ritualistic symbols. Additional material on The Salvation Army history, ethnography and organizational structure is included.

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