The Resource Shifting sands : government-group relationships in the health care sector, Joan Price Boase, (electronic resource)

Shifting sands : government-group relationships in the health care sector, Joan Price Boase, (electronic resource)

Label
Shifting sands : government-group relationships in the health care sector
Title
Shifting sands
Title remainder
government-group relationships in the health care sector
Statement of responsibility
Joan Price Boase
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this comparative study Joan Boase traces the evolution of relationships among governments and health care interest groups in four provinces - Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and Alberta - and finds that, although they have faced similar problems, they have responded in different ways." "The author employs several theoretical approaches to explain these responses, including community/policy networks, institutionalism, and state traditions, and uses case studies to illustrate the intense interest group activity that has occurred in this sector. Boase reaches three conclusions: (1) with the development of a national health insurance plan, government actions have shifted from reliance on interest group liberalism towards concerted efforts to plan the structure of the welfare system; (2) the different systems of interest intermediation that evolved in the provinces reflect the underlying political and administrative culture and institutional structures within the provinces; and (3) the unique proactive approach taken by Ontario in the 1980s was a deliberate effort to modify the institutional arrangements through which groups had traditionally influenced policy. Boase suggests that the complexities of modern government and the move towards redistributive politics will lead the positive state to make extraordinary efforts to control its environment in the future." "Shifting Sands will be of particular interest to health care specialists and activists as well as policy-makers and legislators."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
362.1/0971
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA184
LC item number
.B63 1994eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Canadian public administration series = Collection administration publique canadienne
Label
Shifting sands : government-group relationships in the health care sector, Joan Price Boase, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"Institute of Public Administration of Canada."
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-207) and index
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  • net
Color
multicolored
Contents
Pt. 1. Health Care Policy Communities and Networks. 1. The Nature of the Health Care Policy Community. 2. Group-State Traditions and Policy Networks -- Pt. 2. The Evolving Environment. 3. The Evolving Environmental Background. 4. First Steps Toward Anticipatory Policy Making. 5. A Policy Community in Action -- Pt. 3. Provincial Responses. 6. Culture, Institutions, and Traditions. 7. The Ontario Review. 8. Slowly Shifting Sands -- App. A: Questionnaire to Selected Health Disciplines in Ontario -- App. B: Questionnaire to Selected Health Disciplines in Alberta and Nova Scotia -- App. C: Questionnaire after HPLR Submission of Proposed Legislation
Control code
ocn767732712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxv, 213 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780773564510
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill
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22573/ctt6xrvj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b32174664
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)767732712
  • jstor0773564519

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