Professionalism: The Third Logic
In appraising the embattled position of professions today, Freidson concludes that ideologically inspired attacks pose less danger to professionals′ institutional privileges than to their ethical independence to resist use of their specialized knowledge to maximize profit and efficiency without also providing its benefits to all in need.
This timely and original analysis will be of great interest to those in sociology, political science, history, business studies and the various professions.
"This work is the capstone of Eliot Freidson′s extraordinarily distinguished career as a medical sociologist and student of the professions. The book summarizes a wide range of literature within Freidson′s innovative and profound theory of professionalism as a "logic" of institutions different from (and in conflict with) the logics of the market and of bureaucracy. It should be required reading for anyone concerned with the vital issue of the importance of – and contemporary threats to – the social values intrinsic to professionalism." Robert Alford, City University of New Yorkshow more
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