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Liberal professions and illiberal politics [electronic resource] : Hungary from the Habsburgs to the Holocaust /
Mária M. Kovács.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
description
xxii, 169 p.
ISBN
0195085973 (Cloth)
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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0195085973 (Cloth)
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Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
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Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 16, 2007).
catalogue key
7372256
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [145]-161) and index.
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"...impressive and convincing new study."--Austrian History Yearbook
"...impressive and convincing new study."--Austrian HistoryYearbook
"This book helps us to understand, more than most other studies, the reasons behind the current resurrection of East European xenophobia, nationalism, and anti-semitism."--Istvav Deak, Institute on East Central Europe, Columbia University
"This book helps us to understand, more than most other studies, thereasons behind the current resurrection of East European xenophobia,nationalism, and anti-semitism."--Istvav Deak, Institute on East Central Europe,Columbia University
"This book helps us to understand, more than most other studies, the reasons behind the current resurrection of East European xenophobia, nationalism, and anti-semitism."--Istv v De k,Institute on East Central Europe, Columbia University "...impressive and convincing new study."--Austrian History Yearbook
"This book helps us to understand, more than most other studies, the reasons behind the current resurrection of East European xenophobia, nationalism, and anti-semitism."--Istváv Deák, Institute on East Central Europe, Columbia University "...impressive and convincing new study."-- Austrian History Yearbook
"This book helps us to understand, more than most other studies, the reasons behind the current resurrection of East European xenophobia, nationalism, and anti-semitism."--Istváv Deák,Institute on East Central Europe, Columbia University "...impressive and convincing new study."--Austrian History Yearbook
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Summaries
Long Description
In this important new historical study, M'aria Kov'acs examines the struggle between liberal and anti-Semitic policies among professional groups--doctors, lawyers, engineers--in Hungary. Kov'acs's main emphasis is on the interwar period when unemployment, expansion of the welfare system, and competition for state jobs during the Great Depression, combined with crass anti-Semitism on the part of engineers and medical associations, radically altered previously liberal policies of open entry and equal educational opportunity. Liberal Professions and Illiberal Politics analyzes to what extent these new policies were dictated by authoritarian governments from above and to what extent they originated within the professions themselves. The story ends with the Holocaust, which sealed the fate of those professionals who had become victims of persecution under the German occupation of Hungary.
Long Description
In this important new historical study, Mária Kovács examines the struggle between liberal and anti-Semitic policies among professional groups--doctors, lawyers, engineers--in Hungary from 1867 to 1945. Kovács's main emphasis is on the interwar period when unemployment, expansion of the welfare system, and competition for state jobs during the Great Depression, combined with crass anti-Semitism on the part of engineers and medical associations, radically altered previously liberal policies of open entry and equal educational opportunity. Liberal Professions and Illiberal Politics analyses to what extent these new policies were dictated by authoritarian governments from above and to what extent they originated within the professions themselves. The story ends with the Holocaust, which sealed the fate of those professionals who had become victims of persecution under the German occupation of Hungary.
Main Description
In this important new historical study, Maria Kovacs examines the struggle between liberal and anti-Semitic policies among professional groups--doctors, lawyers, engineers--in Hungary. Kovacs's main emphasis is on the interwar period when unemployment, expansion of the welfare system, andcompetition for state jobs during the Great Depression, combined with crass anti-Semitism on the part of engineers and medical associations, radically altered previously liberal policies of open entry and equal educational opportunity. Liberal Professions and Illiberal Politics analyzes to whatextent these new policies were dictated by authoritarian governments from above and to what extent they originated within the professions themselves. The story ends with the Holocaust, which sealed the fate of those professionals who had become victims of persecution under the German occupation ofHungary.
Main Description
In this important new historical study, M ria Kov cs examines the struggle between liberal and anti-Semitic policies among professional groups--doctors, lawyers, engineers--in Hungary. Kov cs's main emphasis is on the interwar period when unemployment, expansion of the welfare system, and competition for state jobs during the Great Depression, combined with crass anti-Semitism on the part of engineers and medical associations, radically altered previously liberal policies of open entry and equal educational opportunity. Liberal Professions and Illiberal Politics analyzes to what extent these new policies were dictated by authoritarian governments from above and to what extent they originated within the professions themselves. The story ends with the Holocaust, which sealed the fate of those professionals who had become victims of persecution under the German occupation of Hungary.
Main Description
In this important new historical study, Mária Kovács examines the struggle between liberal and anti-Semitic policies among professional groups--doctors, lawyers, engineers--in Hungary. Kovács's main emphasis is on the interwar period when unemployment, expansion of the welfare system, and competition for state jobs during the Great Depression, combined with crass anti-Semitism on the part of engineers and medical associations, radically altered previously liberal policies of open entry and equal educational opportunity. Liberal Professions and Illiberal Politics analyzes to what extent these new policies were dictated by authoritarian governments from above and to what extent they originated within the professions themselves. The story ends with the Holocaust, which sealed the fate of those professionals who had become victims of persecution under the German occupation of Hungary.
Main Description
In this important new historical study, Mria Kovcs examines the struggle between liberal and anti-Semitic policies among professional groups--doctors, lawyers, engineers--in Hungary. Kovcs's main emphasis is on the interwar period when unemployment, expansion of the welfare system, and competition for state jobs during the Great Depression, combined with crass anti-Semitism on the part of engineers and medical associations, radically altered previously liberal policies of open entry and equal educational opportunity.Liberal Professions and Illiberal Politicsanalyzes to what extent these new policies were dictated by authoritarian governments from above and to what extent they originated within the professions themselves. The story ends with the Holocaust, which sealed the fate of those professionals who had become victims of persecution under the German occupation of Hungary.
Table of Contents
Tablesp. xiii
Glossary: Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Liberalism and Professionalization in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 3
Two Paths of Professionalism: The Central European and the Anglo-American Patternsp. 4
Professional Associations in Liberal Hungaryp. 6
The Medical Professionp. 8
The Engineering Professionp. 11
The Legal Professionp. 14
Ethnic Tensions in the Professionsp. 15
The Dilemma: Preserving Equal Accessp. 22
From Professional to Political Ideology, 1900-1919p. 26
The Neoconservative Criticism of the Liberal Professionsp. 28
The Illiberal Avant-garde at the Turn of the Centuryp. 31
Radicalism in the Science-based Professions: The Sourcesp. 35
The Doctors' Avant-garde in the Revolution of the Leftp. 38
Technocrats and the Leftp. 43
The Legal Profession Disbandedp. 46
The Restrictive Reform of the Professions, 1920-1928p. 49
Numerus Clausus in Europe and Hungaryp. 52
The Numerus Clausus of 1920p. 54
Ethnic Division in the Professions: The Birth of Racist Associationsp. 62
Doctors and the Radical Rightp. 65
Ethnic Division of Medical Servicesp. 69
Engineers and the Radical Rightp. 70
Lawyers and Traditionp. 75
The Professions during the Depressionp. 82
Corporatist Reform in Medicinep. 84
Technocracy in New Colorsp. 90
Lawyers under Corporatist Pressurep. 97
Professions and Discrimination, 1938-1944p. 101
Opposition to Discrimination: The Lawyersp. 106
The Middle Course: The Engineersp. 112
The Extremes of Discrimination: The Physiciansp. 116
The Government of the Right against the Radicals of the Rightp. 122
Epiloguep. 128
Notesp. 133
Selected Bibliographyp. 145
Indexp. 163
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