Discussion Questions

  1. How often during the week do you experience “red tape”? Where do you expect to experience it? Why?
  2. Have you ever dealt with a teacher who has a “bureaucratic personality”? How did it impact your learning in the classroom?
  3. What do you think of the position of WikiLeaks that revealing the secrets of nation-states strengthens democracy?
  4. Do you think eBayization is replacing McDonaldization? Why or why not?
  5. Which type of Toennies’ societies would you prefer to live in: gemeinschaft or gesellschaft? Why? Give specific examples.