Recasting professionalisation: Understanding self-legitimating professionalisation as a precursor to neoliberal professionalisation

Humble, Darryl (2019) Recasting professionalisation: Understanding self-legitimating professionalisation as a precursor to neoliberal professionalisation. Geoforum, 106. pp. 135-143. ISSN 0016-7185

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Abstract

This article explores the complex ways in which development NGOs become professional development actors. It offers a uniquely holistic understanding of professionalisation that draws on extensive new research data. It challenges the accepted narrative, presented by development scholars, of neoliberalism as the fundamental driver of professionalisation. Instead, it offers a more nuanced theorisation that recognises that professionalisation from outside, driven by neoliberalism, is often preceded by a professionalisation from within. Here the paper develops the concept of self-legitimising professionalisation as part of a ‘two stage process’ through a case study of international development practice delivered by UK based development education actors.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil society, Professionalisation, Neoliberalism, Development Education
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
L500 Social Work
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2019 10:20
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 12:49
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/40443

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