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Professions And Structured Situations

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One analytical and empirical quality distinguishes professions and their associations at the very outset from all other occupations and their organizations. This quality is decisive in that it distinguishes professions first structurally and then institutionally. Being structural, this quality's presence within professionalism projects is invariant because it is literally constitutive of professionalism as such. In addition to proposing that professions and their associations always and everywhere provide expert occupational services within structured situations, this chapter proposes more specifically that every ongoing professional-client relationship constitutes a structured situation in civil society. The same is true of the governance structure of every association or state agency responsible for overseeing and regulating these ongoing relationships. Before continuing the direct description of structured situations, and of positional interest and positional power, the chapter contrasts structured situations to fluid sites of commerce and diversion, which are so widespread in modern societies and thus familiar.

Keywords: professions; structured situations



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