This book addresses the nature of current shifts in professional and managerial knowledge and practice, particularly in relation to power and accountability. Connecting with current debates concerned with work and identity, the book will present a range of theoretical and empirical accounts of the dilemmas and issues facing specialists in various organizational arenas as they seek to adapt to the challenges of organizational and cultural transformation. Contributions offer innovative and sophisticated theoretical engagements which draw upon various perspectives, including those of post-structuralism, feminism, post-marxism and post-modernism.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part |79 pages
The professional under scrutiny
chapter |23 pages
Aspects of the ‘Audit Society'
chapter |20 pages
Medical professional autonomy in an era of accountability and regulation
part |102 pages
Performing and negotiating professional identity
chapter |17 pages
chapter |22 pages
Amateurism, quackery and professional conduct
part |53 pages
Maps and knowledges for the ‘new' professional