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Professions And The State

Expertise and Autonomy in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

Professions And The State by Anthony Jones
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Unlike autonomous professionals in Western industrialized democracies, professionals in a socialist, bureaucratic setting operate as employees of the state. The change in environment has important Implications not only for the practice of professions but also for the concept of professionalism itself. This collection of nine essays is the first to survey the major professions In the USSR, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. The contributors investigate the implications of professional experience in a socialist economy as well as relating changes in professional organization and power to reform movements in general and perestroika in particular.

In the series Labor and Social Change, edited by Paula Rayman and Carmen Sirianni.

Temple University Press; February 2011
268 pages; ISBN 9781439901717
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Title: Professions And The State
Author: Anthony Jones
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