High Risk And High Stakes: Health Professionals, Politics, And Policy by Earl WysongHigh Risk And High Stakes: Health Professionals, Politics, And Policy by Earl Wysong

High Risk And High Stakes: Health Professionals, Politics, And Policy

byEarl Wysong

Hardcover | July 1, 1992

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Wysong analyzes the nature and extent of the involvement of seven major health and safety professional organizations in the development of the most significant national reform effort in occupational health policy since the OSH Act of 1970: The High Risk Occupational Disease Notification and Prevention Act. The professions have long been a focus of study in sociology; however, this is the first book to examine how the interests and involvement of health professional's organizations on a national health policy issue are linked to external interests and dynamic contextual factors. By illuminating how professional societies' policy choices are embedded within and shaped by economic and political contexts, Wysong refines prevailing "new class" interpretations of professionals' interests where policy reforms are concerned. This book will be of particular concern to scholars and researchers involved with medical sociology, the sociology of work, complex organizations, social change, and occupational health policy.
Title:High Risk And High Stakes: Health Professionals, Politics, And PolicyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.72 × 6.12 × 0.79 inPublished:July 1, 1992Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:031328475X

ISBN - 13:9780313284755

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?The book engages in a systematic way the relatively neglected question of professional association activity in health and safety regulation, and indeed public policy generally it will be a useful resource for those engaged in research on governmental policy and the professions.?-Contemporary Sociology