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No Watertight Compartments: Trade Agreements, International Health Care Reform, and the Legal Politics of Public Sector Exemptions
Debates over the legal interpretation of trade treaty (WTO and NAFTA) exemption clauses for public services display a common pattern. Critics of trade agreements argue that these clauses are likely to be narrowly interpreted, ...
Domestic Health Policies and International Trade: a Framework for Assessing Trade-Related Legal Risk
this was an invited talk delivered at the International Conference on Healthcare and Trade in Rotterdam Netherlands, December 10-11, 2009.
Pluralism,Institutionalism and the Theories of BC Politics
THis article looks back on the classic theories of BC politics from the perspecctive of contemporary institutionalism
Toward New Governance: Interest Groups and NGOs in British Columbia
Chapter 10 of the textbook, BC GOvernment and Politics
(Ir)responsible Government, Deliberat(iv)e Democracy and the Evasion of Democratic Constitutionalism since Meech Lake
The de-legitimation of elite representation and bargaining in constitutional politics since the mid-1980s has resulted in a more challenging environment both for the management of inter-cultural relations and the reform ...
Re-Mapping Policy Space: Understanding the Intersection of International Trade Law and Domestic Health Policy in Canada
Debates about the impact of international trade agreements such as the WTO General Agreement on trade in services (GATS) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on health care usually focus upon the scope of ...
Complexity, Healthcare Systems and the Aporias of Healthcare Reform
Paradoxically, “complexity” in health care systems has spurred both an application of complexity theory to health care organizations and a greater assertion of health care’s essentially political nature. This “increasingly ...