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New problems, old professions? The changing national world of the local government professions

Laffin, Martin and Entwistle, Thomas Walter 2000. New problems, old professions? The changing national world of the local government professions. Policy and Politics 28 (2) , pp. 207-220. 10.1332/0305573002500929

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The local government professions in the UK are undergoing unprecedented change. The impact of these changes on the world of individual professional practice is already well documented. This article examines the largely neglected national role of the local government professional associations. Confronted with a rapidly changing environment we found national associations experimenting with new approaches to the defence and advancement of their professional projects. In marked contrast to the traditional approach to professionalisation, we report on moves towards interdisciplinarity, pressure group-style advocacy and new strategic alliances.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Uncontrolled Keywords: Local government; professionalism; central-local relations; policy communities
Publisher: Policy Press
ISSN: 0305-5736
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 05:12

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