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The Displacement of Regimes of Action in the Armed Forces

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The aim of this paper is to explore how one might approach the profession of military command using
the concepts of regimes of justification by Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot in an analysis of the contemporary
disputes and tensions between political and professional actors and in a time where the defense
is undergoing a radical economical and professional transformation. The paper opens with a discussion
of the genesis of the profession of military command as a societal justificatory compromise followed
by a discussion of the critical capacity of military commanders (the justification of their contemporary
role, responsibility and challenges) and an analysis of the displacement of military regimes in
the light of economic and security changes at the societal level. I am arguing that the entrance of new
regimes of justification are challenging and displacing the traditional professional justificatory compromises
and I am asking, what keeps the military profession together in a time of continuous radical
transformations. I am suggesting that it may be the historical strong military institution, the officers’
corps, which currently suffers from severe public denunciation and marginalization.
Antal sider20
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedSKANFORUM 2014 - Frederikshavn, Danmark
Varighed: 21 maj 2014 → …


KonferenceSKANFORUM 2014
Periode21/05/2014 → …
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