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De-Professionalism and Austerity: Challenges for the Public Sector

Nigel Malin


The main arguments in this book reflect the politics and social climate created by austerity in the early 21st century and provide an analytical framework for examining the notion of ‘de-professionalisation’ and how it has emerged. The centrepiece offers a part- historical narrative for understanding an evolving process (of ‘de-professionalisation) and poses a question as to whether the direction and substantive nature of this process may have been altered by austerity, or whether this should be regarded as continuity rather than any radical change. Other policy questions include whether socia ... More

Keywords: Austerity, De-professionalisation, Theoretical perspectives, Analytical framework, Objective and experiential indicators

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781447350163
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447350163.001.0001


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Nigel Malin, author

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