Civil servants’ professionalization specifics in the context of current reforms in Russia


Antonova V.K.

National Research University “Higher School of Economics”, Moscow, Russia vantonova@hse.ru

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Antonova V.K. Civil servants’ professionalization specifics in the context of current reforms in Russia. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2016. No 2. P. 76-82




Abstract

The article looks at the civil service as an occupation from the neo- Weberian perspective aiming to analyze specifics of the professionalization of the bureaucrats. Based on the results of the semi-structural interviews with Russian civil servants a conclusion was made that as far as civil service as an occupation exists only within the federal and regional government bodies in Russia, this limitation makes it difficult for civil servants to form professional associations to provide professional autonomy, to restrain practices of social closure thus complicating emergence of a positive image of the profession.


Keywords
civil servant; professionalization; ethical norms of an occupation; neo-Weberian approach; occupational closure; occupational autonomy
Content No 2, 2016