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Democratic Professionalism: Sharing Authority in Civic Life.

Dzur, Albert W
June 4, 2015

Source: (2004) The Good Society. 13(1): 6-14.

This paper seeks to show how a number of professions have democratic responsibilities – to enable rather than disable citizen participation within their spheres of professional authority – that stem from specific effects of particular professional norms and practices. These democratic responsibilities, I argue, are realistic not moralistic expectations that strengthen the legitimacy of professional authority. (excerp)


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