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Published: 21 June 1990

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195037784

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Power in the Highest Degree

Professionals and the Rise of a New Mandarin Order

Charles Derber, William A. Schwartz, and Yale Magrass

"A penetrating analysis....It is an excellent guide to the system of 'Mandarin Capitalism' that some see emerging and its wide-ranging consequences"--Noam Chomsky. In our society, expert knowledge has become the ticket to success, as we rely ever more on certified, degree-holding professionals. This incisive analysis shows that experts are emerging as a new ruling class within capitalism, challenging the way we think about professionalism and expert knowledge.

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