American Academe and the Knowledge-Politics Problem · 20 March 2009

By Neil Gross

Working paper, March 16, 2009

Neil Gross

University of British Columbia

ngross@interchange.ubc.ca

In recent decades social scientists have considered whether some long-established professions in American society, such as medicine and law, may be undergoing a process of deprofessionalization (Draper 2003; Ritzer and Walczak 1988; Rothman 1984; Van Hoy 1995).

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