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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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
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 (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