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Field research in conflict environments: Methodological challenges and snowball sampling
Conducting research in conflict environments is a challenge, given their complexity and common attitudes of distrust and suspicion. Yet, conflict and methodology are usually analyzed as separateExpand
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Informal payments for health care – the phenomenon and its context
  • Nissim Cohen
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Health Economics, Policy and Law
  • 5 May 2011
Abstract This paper reviews current research and literature on the issue of informal payments for health care and its context and suggests a new perspective for a better understanding of thisExpand
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Policy Entrepreneurs and the Design of Public Policy: Conceptual Framework and the Case of the National Health Insurance Law in Israel
The main aim of this article is to suggest a theoretical conceptual framework to facilitate the description and explanation of the influence of policy entrepreneurs on the formulation and design ofExpand
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Forgoing New Public Management and Adopting Post‐New Public Management Principles: The On‐Going Civil Service Reform in Israel
Summary Since the 1980s, New Public Management (NPM) and post-NPM reforms have dominated attempts to improve public administration. The literature suggests several reasons for the latter approach.Expand
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How Culture Affects Street-Level Bureaucrats’ Bending the Rules in the Context of Informal Payments for Health Care: The Israeli Case
What is the role of culture in street-level bureaucrats’ bending the rules and accepting informal payments for health care? The literature on street-level bureaucrats stresses the importance of bothExpand
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Trust, Participation, and Performance in Public Administration
This paper suggests a framework for measuring trust in health care at the institutional level and for explaining the impact of structural variables on trust. The empirical study was conducted inExpand
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An alternative way of understanding exit, voice and loyalty: the case of informal payments for health care in Israel
  • Nissim Cohen, D. Filc
  • Economics, Medicine
  • The International journal of health planning and…
  • 2017
This study examines Hirschman's model of exit, voice and loyalty with regard to informal payments in the Israeli healthcare system. Based on a national survey, we investigate the extent of "black"Expand
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The power of expertise? Politician–bureaucrat interactions, national budget transparency and the Israeli health care policy
How do ministry of Finance (MOF) bureaucrats preserve their dominance in the national budget process? As we all know, MOF bureaucrats are important in politics and policy, we know much less aboutExpand
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Policy entrepreneurs and post-conflict cross-border cooperation: a conceptual framework and the Israeli–Jordanian case
What is the role of policy entrepreneurs in shaping the dynamics which normalize relationships between neighboring countries after the formal resolution of conflict? This article suggests aExpand
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Bargaining and informal interactions in the national budget: a game theory analysis of the Israeli case
This article suggests a game theory analysis of the interaction between Israeli politicians and bureaucrats regarding the national budget process since the 1980s. During the 1970s and 1980s newExpand
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