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Shifting sands [electronic resource] : government-group relationships in the health care sector / Joan Price Boase.

By: Boase, Joan Price.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Canadian public administration series: Publisher: Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, c1994Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 213 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780773564510 (electronic bk.); 0773564519 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Medical policy -- Canada | Medical policy -- Ontario | Medical policy -- Alberta | Medical policy -- Nova Scotia | Medical policy -- Qu�ebec (Province) | Politique sanitaire -- Canada | Politique sanitaire -- Ontario | Politique sanitaire -- Alberta | Politique sanitaire -- Nouvelle-�Ecosse | Politique sanitaire -- Qu�ebec (Province) | Health Policy -- Alberta | Health Policy -- Nova Scotia | Health Policy -- Ontario | Government -- Alberta | Government -- Nova Scotia | Government -- Ontario | Health Planning Organizations -- Alberta | Health Planning Organizations -- Nova Scotia | Health Planning Organizations -- Ontario | Health Policy -- Alberta | Health Policy -- Nova Scotia | Health Policy -- Ontario | Interinstitutional Relations -- Alberta | Interinstitutional Relations -- Nova Scotia | Interinstitutional Relations -- Ontario | Gesundheitspolitik | Kanada | HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / General | HEALTH & FITNESS / Health Care Issues | MEDICAL / Diseases | MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery | MEDICAL / Health Policy | MEDICAL / Public Health | SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health IssuesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Shifting sands.DDC classification: 362.1/0971 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
Review: "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.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-207) and index.

"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.

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.

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