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Author Sokolowski, S. Wojciech.
Title Civil society and the professions in Eastern Europe : social change and organizational innovation in Poland / S. Wojciech Sokolowski.
Imprint New York : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002.

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Author Sokolowski, S. Wojciech.
Series Nonprofit and civil society studies
Nonprofit and civil society studies.
Subject Nonprofit organizations -- Poland.
Organizational change -- Poland.
Social change -- Poland.
Civil society -- Poland.
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 259 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-246) and index.
Contents Introduction: The Goading of History: A Comment on Political-Economic Development in Eastern Europe -- Depicting the Undepicted: A Comment on Terminology -- What Is to Be Explained and Why? -- The Puzzle of Conventional Actors in Unconventional Roles -- The Misdemeanors of Conventional Wisdom -- Professional Aspirations to Class Power: A Comment on Civil Society in a Centrally Planned Economy -- Civic Aspirations under a Central Planning Regime -- Caretakers and Reformers: Healthcare and Social Service Professionals under Central Planning -- Professional Innovation and Information Gap -- Challenges of Professional Innovations -- Briding the Esoteric with the Mundane -- Organizations and Social Construction of Expert Commodity -- Formal Organizational Structure -- Public Benefit Status -- Organizations and Social Processing of Information -- Social Schemata and the "Information Glut" -- Organizational Form and Cost-Benefit Perception -- Professional Service and Public Benefit Status -- Physicians Improving the Quality of Conventional Healthcare -- "Organic Intellectuals" Solving Social Problems -- Paraprofessionals Striving for Recognition -- Toward a Partial Theory of the Origins of Social Proximity Organizations -- Uses and Gratifications of Social Proximity Organizations -- Value-Rational Entrepreneurs and Social Change -- Lessons and Caveats -- Primary Data Sources and Methodological Notes -- KLON Database.
Note Print version record.
Summary Focusing on service-providing organizations established by health and human service professionals in post-Communist Poland, this book adds a new dimension to the sociological study of voluntary organizations. The author investigates the motives and interests of the people who establish these organizations and the connections among organizational forms, the social organizations of production, and the occupational interests of professional service providers.
ISBN 0306471779 (electronic bk.)
9780306471773 (electronic bk.)
9780306462504 (Cloth)
0306462508 (Cloth)
OCLC # 49852569
Additional Format Print version: Sokolowski, S. Wojciech. Civil society and the professions in Eastern Europe. New York : Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002 0306462508 (DLC) 99054946

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