Civil society and policy actors in post-communist Hungary: linkages and contexts

Cox, T. and Gallai, S. (2014) Civil society and policy actors in post-communist Hungary: linkages and contexts. Perspectives on European Politics and Society, 15(1), pp. 51-67. (doi:10.1080/15705854.2013.801705)

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Abstract

The paper seeks to contribute to the debate on the political strength or weakness of civil society in Eastern Europe by focusing directly on relations between social actors and policy-makers in the broader context of the post-communist political settlement in Hungary. Drawing on concepts from the literature on polity and governance, the paper takes the example on social policy-making in Hungary in the late 1990s and early 2000s to explore the complex relations between civil society organisations and policy-makers in successive governments' attempts to legislate on hospital privatisation.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cox, Professor Terry
Authors: Cox, T., and Gallai, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Central and East European Studies
Journal Name:Perspectives on European Politics and Society
ISSN:1570-5854
ISSN (Online):1568-0258

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
400901State and society in contemporary HungaryTerence CoxLeverhulme Trust (LEVERHULME)RF/7/RFG/2004/0SPS - CENTRAL & EAST EUROPEAN STUDIES