The decline in bureaucratic-professional regulation and the trade unions’ knowledge

The decline in bureaucratic-professional regulation alters the position of the trade unions in the policy-making process and tends to increase the nebulousness of the relevant knowledge that should serve as the matrix for trade union activity. Read more ...


KBRT in use - fieldwork in a surgical hospital

In order to understand the DRG system in use, we conducted a fieldwork in a teaching hospital in Budapest. The fieldwork took place in the spring of 2010 at the surgery clinic of a medical university. 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 ...


Actors of the Health Reform Process in Hungary

Since health reform has an accentuated significance in the Hungarian political context ever since 1988 the relation of the different actors to the reform thinking and to each other is not independent from their positioning in the post-communist setting. Thus, historical path dependency is an influential aspect in the process. Both knowledge production and appropriation related to the health reform is steeped in this massive political self-definitional... Read more ...


Experts or instruments?

Post-bureaucratic governance develops a multiplicity of knowledge-based instruments, which contrast and sometimes conflict with the traditional authority of experts. It also complicates the problem of governance, as each instrument fosters a certain way of seeing the world and of organizing relationships among public officials, citizens and professional and other groups.


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