Structure and Dynamics of Health Research and Public Funding

An International Institutional Comparison

  • Dietmar┬áBraun

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Pages 1-7
  3. Dimensions and Dynamics of Health Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
  4. Clinical Research: Problems and Institutional Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
  5. The Role of Funding Agencies in Health Research

  6. An International Comparison of Public Health Research and its Funding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-201

About this book


By gathering institutional details on funding and health research systems in a comparative perspective, Structure and Dynamics of Health Research and Public Funding offers, for the first time, a comprehensive and systematic view of the options and restrictions to which scientists, clinicians and administrators are subject when seeking to establish a productive health research enterprise.
The Structure and Dynamics of Health Research and Public Funding provides the reader with a comparative institutional analysis of problems of application in health research. In assessing the cognitive, social and institutional structuring of health research, explanations for the origin and variation of problems are presented. The study extensively discusses the capacities of funding agencies to contribute to a higher practical diffusion of health research knowledge. It is thus addressed to all individuals and institutions who are involved in the promotion of, or are concerned with, the future of health research.


Institution Public Health health

Authors and affiliations

  • Dietmar┬áBraun
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Political ScienceUniversity of HeidelbergGermany

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