The organization of mental healthcare in laboratory: life and death of an assessment tool

Under reconstruction for about the last thirty years, mental health in Belgium started in the second half of the years 2000 a new reconversion phase. Aiming at de-institutionalizing the existing institutions by promoting network practices, the upcoming reform had to be preceded by an ambitious experimentation phase to test the new care model. This experimental policy, which was often called « therapeutic projects in mental health», was actually made of two large aspects. On the one hand,... Read more ...


Accountability et évaluation : deux mots pour un même objet ?

« Rendre des comptes à la société » et « se rendre compte de ce que l’on fait » : les deux faces d’un même mot. Read more ...


Qu’est-ce que l’évaluation d’un point de vue sociologique ? D’abord une pratique stratégique

Pourquoi il est intéressant de considérer les pratiques d’évaluation d’abord comme des pratiques stratégiques, autrement dit politiques. Read more ...


L’institutionnalisation de l’évaluation de l’action publique en France et la modification de son cadre normatif

Le développement généralisé de l’évaluation des politiques publiques se produit au confluent de plusieurs phénomènes : le développement des sciences sociales et des techniques de description ; la préoccupation de rationalisation de l'action publique, le développement de l’innovation, par opposition au recours à la tradition comme mode de décisions. Read more ...


Définir l’évaluation et ses multiples variantes

Le terme accountability peut paraître difficile à traduire en Français dans sa double signification : « rendre des comptes à la société » et « se rendre compte de ce que l’on fait ». Read more ...


Norway, Mental Health and WHO

The relationship between Norway and WHO with respect to mental health is embedded in a long tradition of Norwegian support of the organization. Generally, the indication is that Norway is giving WHO high priority, reflected in offering it extensive financial support and expertise. However, in mental health this relationship seems far more complex and ambiguous than would be expected on the basis of this tradition, for cultural and knowledge-related as well as structural issues. One might... Read more ...


Knowledge forms and interests in the Hungarian Health Reform

Accountability has become a major issue in health care. Read more ...


Context or comparison?

New ways of governing often entail the development of indicators, benchmarks and other instruments of comparison. These risk failing to take into account the specificities of particular interests, particular situations and particular times with particular groups. How and why has comparison become so powerful? How might we take account of the idiosyncrasies of context?


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