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For several decades, the social sciences have analyzed the forms of management of hypermodern organizations, emphasizing the effects of control and the destructive consequences this can have on the health of their employees. In a similar vein, the author observes the functioning of two associations from the Social Solidarity Economy, in which different forms of control emerge. The text suggests that this phenomenon could stem from impulses that could be expressed in any form of organization. Unrestrained adherence, fideistic self-surrender in the service of a project considered noble, and other underlying factors can generate an anesthesia of the critical senses and unexpectedly provoke deviations of the use of power that could be described as “abusive” or “sectarian.” In this type of situation, sociologists may benefit from not remaining calm and by instead opting for a certain radicality.


  • Associations
  • consensual/abusive/sectarian power
  • intervention
  • hyper modern organisations
  • radicality
Gilles Herreros
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