Three perils of medico-political professional organisations: corporatisation, bureaucratisation and concentration of power

Jeffrey C.L. Looi, Stephen R. Kisely, Stephen Allison, Tarun Bastiampillai, Stephen J. Robson, William Pring

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Abstract

Objective: To discuss relevant factors affecting the effectiveness and membership engagement of medico-political professional organisations, for example, medical colleges, societies and associations. Conclusions: Medico-political professional organisations face perils from corporatisation, bureaucratisation and concentration of power that diminish membership engagement and influence. Actions to address these challenges are necessary to ensure the future viability of these organisations.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalAustralasian Psychiatry
Early online date16 May 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 16 May 2021

Keywords

  • bureaucracy
  • corporatisation
  • governance
  • medico-political professional organisation
  • membership representation

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