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Civil Society and the Professions in Eastern Europe: Social Change and Organizational Innovation in Poland

S. Wojciech Sokolowski
Format
Book
Published
New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, c2001.
Language
English
Series
Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
ISBN
0306462508
Contents
  • Chapter 1. Introduction: The Goading of History: A Comment on Political-Economic Development in Eastern Europe 1
  • Depicting the Undepicted: A Comment on Terminology 13
  • Chapter 2. What Is to Be Explained and Why? 25
  • Puzzle of Conventional Actors in Unconventional Roles 25
  • Misdemeanors of Conventional Wisdom 30
  • Chapter 3. Professional Aspirations to Class Power: A Comment on Civil Society in a Centrally Planned Economy 47
  • Civic Aspirations under a Central Planning Regime 47
  • Caretakers and Reformers: Healthcare and Social Service Professionals under Central Planning 63
  • Chapter 4. Professional Innovation and Information Gap 71
  • Challenges of Professional Innovations 71
  • Briding the Esoteric with the Mundane 86
  • Chapter 5. Organizations and Social Construction of Expert Commodity 101
  • Formal Organizational Structure 102
  • Public Benefit Status 114
  • Chapter 6. Organizations and Social Processing of Information 127
  • Social Schemata and the "Information Glut" 127
  • Organizational Form and Cost-Benefit Perception 137
  • Chapter 7. Professional Service and Public Benefit Status 143
  • Physicians Improving the Quality of Conventional Healthcare 147
  • "Organic Intellectuals" Solving Social Problems 155
  • Paraprofessionals Striving for Recognition 166
  • Chapter 8. Toward a Partial Theory of the Origins of Social Proximity Organizations 191
  • Uses and Gratifications of Social Proximity Organizations 191
  • Value-Rational Entrepreneurs and Social Change 210
  • Lessons and Caveats 218
  • Appendix Primary Data Sources and Methodological Notes 235
  • KLON Database 235.
Description
xiv, 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-246) and index.
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