Coercitive

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a.1.Coercive.
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If its role is to foster private capital accumulation, to legitimate capital, and to exercise a coercive function, it is complicated by Canada's federal system.
The coercive function of bureaucracy is highlighted if one assumes that all organization is essentially coercive because organization entails an abrogation of individual autonomy.
Indeed, in the post-9/11 world, this coercive function has been stepped up.
Cameron juxtaposes Shaw, Noel Coward, and Harold Pinter's use of language games with linguistic theories to explore how these playwrights "critique the competitive, exclusionary, or coercive functions of language in modern British society" (276).