The Deadlocks of the Profession of Scheme Developer

Author: Philippe DUEZ
Published in: Vol:8 No.3 / 2007

      This paper deals with a new profession which is tightly linked with economic and institutional shifts which are at the origin of local development. The deadlocks linked with the movement of professionalization lie in the very definition of the job itself and its status. Do developers focus their job on employment? Do they have to be specialists in the global approach or technicians? Do they have to be militants or civil servants? Actually, all the answers to these questions depend on the privileged position that they occupy in the dialectic of economic development.