Fra idealisme og plikt til rettigheter og leiesoldat: er profesjonalisme som strategi relevant for oppdragsløsning, spesielt i INTOPS?: en kvantitativ kartlegging av forekomst og variasjon av yrkesforståelsen ved Kystjegerkommandoen
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- Forsvarets høgskole 
The society and the way military power has been applied the last 20-30 years have undergone radical changes. This has also caused changes in how the military man views his occupation. In a Norwegian context both the Chief of Defence and the military Doctrine suggests a future strategy which implies a transfer from idealism to professionalism. The strategy is needed because of an increased numbers of peace operations abroad, and as a barrier against growing individualism due to postmodernism. A research project has therefore been launched at the Norwegian Coastal Ranger Department to explore the relevance of professionalism as a strategy to solve international peace missions. The aim is to map and measure incidence and variance of different types of occupational perception. The findings have been rather sensational. Both theory and previous empiric works strongly indicates an expectation of individualism to be found. This is not the case, and in addition, a strong incidence of professionalism is present. The discussion indicates that organisational and cultural factors can contribute as indicators to explain those surprising findings, especially since professionalism as idea and notion is perceived in both qualitative and positive terms. The discussion also regards the relevance of professionalism in connection with its specific properties drawn from the theory of Samuel Huntington. It is suggested that more exploration should be conducted to analyse and bring forward potential dysfunctions from professionalism as the future strategy.