Bounded professionality: why self-regulation causes pressure in current professional contexts

Mirjan Oude Vrielink, Jeroen van Bockel

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In this chapter we analyze what we call ‘regulatory pressure’. By this we mean the pressure experienced by individual professionals because they feel encapsulated by rules and standards. As such, it is related to the three general sources of pressures discerned by Hupe & van der Krogt as having an impact on professional work (rule pressure, societal pressure and vocational pressure) and it is related to Tummers et al.’s emphasis on policy pressures and alienation effects. But regulatory pressure has a distinctive meaning referring to the combined effect of different rules and standards (linked to different policies) in daily work...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProfessionals under pressure
Subtitle of host publicationThe Reconfiguration of Professional Work in Changing Public Services
EditorsMirko Noordegraaf, Bram Stijn
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, the Netherlands
PublisherAmsterdam University Press
ISBN (Print)9789089645098
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameCare and Welfare Series
PublisherAmsterdam University Press

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