Le changement des rapports entre connaissance et politique : défi pour l’analyse et pour l’action

Des évolutions significatives affectent aujourd’hui la connaissance et la politique, de même que les relations entre connaissance et politique. Identifier les évolutions en cours, comprendre leur dynamique et débattre de leurs menaces et potentialités participe à l’orientation de ce devenir. Read more ...


Researching the Special Education Policy in Hungary

The objective of the public action studied by the Hungarian health team was to reduce the number of students with special educational needs [SEN] and to fight the over representation of ethnic Roma and lower class in segregated educational settings (special schools and classes). Read more ...


Knowledge based regulatory instrument in the Hungarian health sector

The Hungarian final report of Orientation 3 phase 2 of the KNOW&POL research focuses on a national regulatory tool, namely the DRG system in Hungary. Read more ...


Policy as a rhetorical effect

Knowledge plays the role of both giving the novelty a citable, remarkable and observable shape and of identifying the public action as something which changes the world. Read more ...


In Europe, information and expertise are now both more widely distributed and more readily accessible than ever before. At the same time, expectations of transparency and public accountability have increased. In many ways, knowledge is coming to play a new role in policy: we can now distinguish ’post-bureaucratic’ from conventional ’bureaucratic’ regimes and show that each presupposes a specific kind of knowledge and a specific way of using it. While bureaucratic modes of governance require ‘established’ bodies of knowledge to be translated into ‘vertical’ regulations; post-bureaucratic modes of governance consist rather in attempting to turn actors’ autonomy and reflexivity into a means of governing.


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