Professions and the Public Interest: Medical Power, Altruism and Alternative Medicine

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The importance and influence of professions in public life has grown increasingly over the twentieth century but the question of whether they subordinate their own self-interests to the public interest has yet to be adequately researched within a major sociological perspective. In Professions and the Public Interest Mike Saks develops a theoretical and methodological framework for assessing professional groups in Western society. The empirical applicability of this framework is demonstrated with particular reference to a ...

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Professions and the Public Interest: Medical Power, Altruism and Alternative Medicine
1994, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415116688

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1994, Routledge, London, England

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