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Beleaguered rulers : the public obligation of the professional

Author: William F May
Publisher: Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Professionals today wield an enormous public power. Collectively, their decisions affect the patient's plight, the client's fate, the student's future, the city's scape, the earth's sustainability, the worker's fair treatment, and the durability of institutions great and small. Yet professionals do not perceive themselves as power wielders. They feel beleaguered, marginal, insufficiently appreciated, often under  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William F May
ISBN: 0664223397 9780664223397 066422671X 9780664226718
OCLC Number: 46640817
Description: x, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the beleaguered rulers --
Money and the professions : medicine and the law --
Adversarialism in America and the professions : the law --
The engineer : from nature's adversary to nature's advocate? --
Unacknowledged public rulers : corporate executives --
Politics : the despised profession --
Interlude : the shaping of public happiness --
Media professionals (and celebrities) : unordained teaching authorities --
Ministers : ordained to what public purpose? --
Professors : credentialed for what? --
Afterword.
Responsibility: William F. May.

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Social critic May asks professionals--whom he calls the leaders of culture in contemporary Western society--to abandon their self-interested pursuits and contribute to the common good.  Read more...

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