Former Research Projects

Cooperation and exClusion: an explorative analysis of Collaborative networks of Hungarian disability organizations

In: Corvinus Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol 5, No 1 (2014)
ISSN: 2062-087X


In this paper we present the results of analysis into the collaboration
network of disability organizations in Hungary using survey and social network
research methods. The aim was to compare Hungarian and international cases
regarding cooperation between disability organizations. Consequently, we tried
to find answers to the following questions: (1) what types of organizations are
disability organizations in contact with? (2) what influences selection of partner
organizations? (3) in what areas? (4) how often? and, (5) under what form do
these organizations cooperate with each other? Results showed that all forms of
cooperation are considered advantageous. By analyzing specific name-generated
cooperation networks we also found that the larger, national organizations have a

dominant role in applications and project implementation arrangements.

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Representation of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Refugee Affairs In Hungarian Dailies

In: Journal of Identity and Migration Studies, Volume 2, number 2, 2008

How does the press in Hungary write about refugees, asylum
seekers and refugee affairs? We sought to answer this question. Articles appearing in 2005 and 2006 in twoleading national Hungarian dailies were examined with quantitative content analysis. Theresults show that the articles analyzed often treat refugee affairs as an “official” political matter. The high proportion of legislation and political positions conveys the image that refugee affairs are a state or intergovernmental matter, an “official”, legal, political issue rather than for example a humanitarian question. Most of the articles published in bothpapers write about problems and conflicts in connection with refugee affairs. The negative media image has different significance for different topics. We argue that the question of refugee affairs is a topic where the image shown by the media is of great relevance: themedia can be a more important source of information on this subject than personal contacts.
Keywords: refugee, asylum seeker, refugee affairs, Hungary, press, media analysis, content analysis