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Democratic Professionalism Citizen Participation and the Reconstruction of Professional Ethics, Identity, and Practice

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ISBN-10: 0271033339

ISBN-13: 9780271033334

Edition: 2008

Authors: Albert W. Dzur

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Bringing expert knowledge to bear in an open and deliberative way to help solve pressing social problems is a major concern today, when technocratic and bureaucratic decision making often occurs with little or no input from the general public. Albert Dzur proposes an approach he calls "democratic professionalism" to build bridges between specialists in domains like law, medicine, and journalism and the lay public in such a way as to enable and enhance broader public engagement with and deliberation about major social issues. Sparking a critical and constructive dialogue among social theories of the professions, professional ethics, and political theories of deliberative democracy, Dzur…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
Publication date: 5/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction: The Ethics and Politics of Professions
The Missing Agents of Contemporary Democratic Thought
Beyond Self-Interest: The Apolitical Picture of Professionals
Professionals versus Democracy: The Radical Critique of Technocrats, Disabling Experts, and Task M.onopolists
Task Sharing for Democracy: Themes from Political Theory
Public Journalism
Restorative Justice
Context and Consequences: The Duties of Democratic Professionals
Conclusion: The University's Role in the Democratization of Professional Ethics