Changing Patterns of Professional Regulation

Wednesday, 13 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal 17 (Juridicum)
RC52 Sociology of Professional Groups (host committee)

Language: English

Over the last several decades patterns of professional regulation have undergone significant change. In countries where self-regulation was historically the norm, state-regulation or co-regulation has become more common. International regulatory mechanisms have developed. In some parts of the world de-regulation has occurred. 
Papers in this session will explore trends and patterns in professional regulation (and deregulation) within particular professional and national contexts, as well as across national borders, and across time. In keeping with the forum theme, papers exploring the future of professional regulation, and best practices in professional regulation are also welcome.
Session Organizer:
Tracey ADAMS, Sociology - University of Western Ontario, Canada
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Expanded Scope and Accountability? National Regulatory Reform of Health Professionals in Australia
Fiona PACEY, The University of Sydney, Australia; Stephanie SHORT, The University of Sydney, Australia
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Professional Bodies and the Regulation of Four Key Professions in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Debby BONNIN, University of Pretoria, South Africa; Shaun RUGGUNAN, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa