Amsterdam University Press
Policy, People, and the New Professional
Policy, People, and the New Professional
De-professionalisation and Re-professionalisation in Care and Welfare
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‘This book brings fresh and exciting perspectives to work on the remaking of the welfare professions in the 21st century. It addresses some of the key issues faced by professionals, from the ‘contract culture’ and evidence based practice to dealing with multiculturalism or fostering neighbourliness. This will be of immense value to professionals struggling to redefine their role in a changing world; to academics reaching for new theoretical frameworks; and to students of social and public policy.’ Janet Newman, Open University, UK

Policy, People, and the New Professional

De-professionalisation and Re-professionalisation in Care and Welfare

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.
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Monique Kremer

Monique Kremer is researcher affiliated to the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR).

Trudie Knijn

Trudie Knijn is professor of sociology at the University of Utrecht.

Jan Willem Duyvendak

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.