Sanghera, B.S. and Iliasov, A. (2008) Moral sentiments and economic practices in Kyrgyzstan: the internal embeddedness of a moral economy. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 23 (3). pp. 447-467. ISSN 0268-5809.
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The article focuses on sociological and ethical aspects of professional practices in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan and offers three competing conceptual approaches to Soviet and post-Soviet professionalism: the moral consensus, the social control and the moral sentiments approaches. This article aims to contribute to the debate on how professional relationships are socially constructed, paying particular attention to their ethical content. We argue that the sociology of professions needs to engage with moral philosophy since moral reflexivity helps professionals to shape their responsibility to others. Were this not so, we would not care to judge others' actions, question their intentions or reason on how to live. Furthermore, as vulnerable and dependent human beings, we care for and have responsibilities to others. We suggest that the moral sentiments approach captures the tensions and conflicts of post-Soviet Kyrgyzstani professions, highlighting the importance of positive emotions and organizational capabilities to undertake good practices. This perspective argues that human beings are reflexive beings who are motivated by ultimate concerns and goals, pursue life projects, make commitments and act purposefully. The article shows how post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan professions operate in difficult political and economic conditions, and how far professionals possess positive sentiments for effective and good actions.
|Uncontrolled keywords:||capabilities; corruption; emotions; ethics; institutions; post-Communism; professionalism|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HX Socialism. Communism. Anarchism
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Medway|
|Depositing User:||Balihar Sanghera|
|Date Deposited:||10 Mar 2009 11:34|
|Last Modified:||06 Sep 2011 00:00|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/7703 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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