Öncü, Ahmet F.
About the author: Dr. Ahmet Öncü received his PhD in sociology from the University of Alberta. He is currently on the faculty at the Graduate School of Management, Sabanci University, in Istanbul.2003 0-7734-6881-1
This study presents a unique case study regarding the radicalization of professionals (engineers), and provides a theoretical framework for unifying the micro and macro levels of social theory. It lays a theoretical foundation in the excursus on Gramsci and Veblen, and presents a short history of modern Turkey focusing on the state/society relation. It then presents a detailed accounting of the Union of Turkish chambers of Engineers and Architects from 1954 to 1980.