Kampen om gerningen: en analyse af kampen om erhvervsinteresser i Sagførersamfundet

Siw Busborg*, Ole Hammerslev

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This article seeks to explore the internal and external struggles and battles within the Danish legal profession in the period 1922-1957. Following Bourdieu’s critique of the notion of professions, we provide an insight into how the Danish Bar and Law Society have been shaped through internal power struggles. Our analysis shows that the Danish Legal profession is not a unit, but instead consists of different positions fighting for legitimization. To elucidate this, we will use the case of two opposing organizations ‘Bar association of 1924’ and ‘Bar association of 1937’. Through these, we will reveal the internal struggles for power and legitimation. Through a registrant analysis of the magazine ‘Sagførerbladet’, we
will map out the different views and approaches. This will provide new insights into the shaping of the Danish Bar and Law Society and how the different agents have attempted to define and control the market interests.
Original languageDanish
JournalPraktiske Grunde: Nordisk tidsskrift for kultur- og samfundsvidenskab
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)5-24
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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