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Engineers in Western Europe: Ascent—and Decline?

A Profession Torn Between Technology and Economy, 1850–1990, with Outlooks to the Present

Authors: Torstendahl, Rolf

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  • Presents the history of engineers in Western Europe since 1850
  • Focuses on the special role of engineers torn between Technology and Economy
  • Deals with engineers as a professional group instead of with one or a number of well-known path-breakers
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In his book, pending between history and sociology, on engineers in thirteen countries of the western part of Europe, Professor Rolf Torstendahl approaches the development from around 1850 up to the present situation from different angles.

- One examines the educational patterns and the author shows how widely different types of formation of engineers existed in Britain, France and Germany in the early period. They were paradigmatic for other countries. Differences remain but patterns have gradually become similar.

- From another angle the author makes professional organisations of engineers a main object of study, and they vary from alumni associations to powerful lobby organisations.

- A third approach in the book is to examine engineers versus sociological theories of professionalism on the one hand and theories of managerialism on the other. In the last chapter the author also discusses topics like technocracy and the responsibility of engineers.


Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

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eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-57437-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engineers in Western Europe: Ascent—and Decline?
Book Subtitle
A Profession Torn Between Technology and Economy, 1850–1990, with Outlooks to the Present
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-57438-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-57438-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-57437-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 333
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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