Doctoral dissertation by Barbara Michels

Expert officialdom and bourgeois socialization: The mining and metallurgical Association

The greatest gain in knowledge of a historical survey on "Clubs and the Voluntary Sector is" to Otto Then in the exploration of the general phenomenon of club formation. The claim of the dissertation project is therefore to work on the history of mining and metallurgical association in the period from 1861 to the present in relation to overall corporate and social historical aspects. In particular, the striking self-confidence of the profession of mountain assessors is it a central investigation aspects at this self is seen against the backdrop of the growing strength of the industry and growing coal mining industry to consider. A second important aspect is the investigation of the reconstitution of the association since 1945 and changes during the growing professionalization.

The overall and guiding questions are: How does the civil servants were to general administrative officials? What changes experienced professionals bureaucracy by the growing influence of the industry? What development took the political orientation of the club members after 1918? To what extent could the BuHV claim to be distinctive (system of) self-confidence during the Nazi era? What effect did the professionalisation especially after 1945 on the profession of mining officials (including in competition with the engineers)? As there was no effect, the shrinking of the industry and the diversification out of the course?

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