• 256 pages
  • Price: $76.50
  • EAN: 9780877228011
  • Publication: May 1991
  • Price: $76.50
  • EAN: 9781439901717
  • Publication: May 1991

Professions and the State

Expertise and Autonomy in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

edited by Anthony Jones

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.

About the Author(s)

Anthony Jones currently teaches Sociology at Northeastern University and is a Fellow at the Russian Center of Harvard University.

In the Series

Labor and Social Change

No longer active. Labor and Social Change, edited by Paula Rayman and Carmen Sirianni, includes books on workplace issues like worker participation, quality of work life, shorter hours, technological change, and productivity, as well as union and community organizing and ethnographies of particular occupations.