Professionalism the Third Logic
- List Price: $81.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 06/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780226262024
- ISBN10: 0226262022
Freidson then appraises the present status of professionalism, exploring how traditional and national variations in state policy and organization are influencing the power and practice of such professions as medicine and law. Widespread attacks by neoclassical economists and populists, he contends, are obscuring the social value of credentialism and monopolies. The institutions that sustain professionalism in our world are simply too useful to both capital and state to dismiss.