This chapter summarises modernisation processes and the dynamics of new governance in health care. It relates back to the reinvention of professions, the state and the public. The focus is on three dimensions of change, namely the rise of a new professionalism; the released tensions and dynamics in the triangle of professions, the state and the public; and the potential, as well as the obstacles, of corporatism and professional self-regulation for modernisation. The discussion considers the options and limitations of a new professionalism, one that is more closely related to social inclusion and participation, with respect to changing welfare state arrangements and social policy. The chapter concludes by exploring some demands on the future theorizing of professions, the state and the public and research into health care and health policy.
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