More specifically, books that get right in to the categorical distinction between
1. 'organic', self-organising culture, and
2. the top-down managerial state.
These books will ideally go into the empirical or at least philosophical (logical) connection between 1 and 2, namely the rise in 2 when 1 is on the decline. They will also ideally be in the field of politics, sociology or political philosophy (i.e. written by real academics). Thanking you.