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Policy, People, and the New Professional

De-professionalisation and Re-professionalisation in Care and Welfare

Monique Kremer Trudie Knijn Jan Willem Duyvendak

222 pages
Amsterdam University Press
Engaging with the acclaimed American sociologist Eliot Freidson’s argument about professionalism’s ‘third logic’ (a viable alternative to bureaucracy and consumerism), Dutch, British, French and German contributors to this volume bring together three political and academic debates rarely tackled jointly: professionalism, change, and policy, in the context of the increasing marketization and bureaucratization of healthcare and welfare. As attempts to cope with Europe’s increasingly ageing and multicultural societies are being implemented, this first title in a uniquely positioned series provides an exhaustive analysis of the road travelled so far.
Author Bio
Monique Kremer is researcher affiliated to the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR). Trudie Knijn is professor of sociology at the University of Utrecht. Jan Willem Duyvendak is sociologist at the University of Amsterdam. He has written a number of books on recent social movements, and is the co-editor of AUP's new book series, Protest and Social Movements.