The Government Taketh Away: The Politics of Pain in the United States and Canada

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INDEX

A
AARP, Social Security reform, 46, 48
abortion clinics,
in Canada, 270–71, 282–83
in U.S., 281–82
abortion rights, 263–92
Canadian abortion policy, 275–77
Catholic Church opposition to, 268, 270, 289–90
differences between U.S. and Canada, 265 table 9–1
dimensions of policy (rights, funding, and availability), 285
emulation of global policies, 24
English common law, 268–69
exemptions, 32
fetal rights, 24, 275, 276, 284
fundamental issues of debate over, 266
funding in Canada, 280–81, 285
funding in U.S., 277–80, 285, 29192n. 44
funds for abortion counseling, 274, 279
gag rule, 279–80
history of abortion debate in Canada, 268–71
history of abortion debate in U.S., 267–68
interest group politics, 34
political parties in Canada, 284
processes and outcomes U.S. and Canada, 283–90, 298 table 10–2, 300–301
pro-choice advocates, 278–79, 281, 284
pro-life movement, 264, 272, 275, 278, 287, 296
regional differences, 265
regulating access, 267 table 9–2
services in Canada, 282–83
services in the U.S., 281–82
strategies for loss imposition, 288–89, 323 table 10–5
as a symbolic loss, 18, 19, 263–64
U.S. abortion policy, 271–75
venues for loss imposition, 295 table 10–1
Abraham, Spencer, 215
accountability
maximizing visibility of, 28 table I-4, 30, 325
and power concentration, 3, 8, 99–100
in a presidential regime, 293
relationships (responsibility for decision), 4
Act to Restrict Privatization of Medical Services (Canada), 280
Action Plan for Health System Renewal (Canada), 86, 102–3n. 34
Advisory Group on Defence Infrastructure (MAGDI; Canada), 181–82, 185
Age Credit and Pension Credit, 53
agenda limitation, for loss imposition, 27, 28 table 1–4, 138, 296–97, 320
Alan Guttmacher Institute, 279, 281
Alberta Government Telephones (AGT), 130
Allmand, Warren, 260n. 53
American Law Institute (ALT), abortion rights, 268
American Medical Association (AMA),
abortion policy, 268
Medicare reform, 79, 83, 97
Anand, Paul, 26
Armey, Dick, 172–73, 176, 188n. 5, 201
Armstrong, Christopher, 113
Aspin, Les, 173
AT&T
antitrust suits, 107, 117, 124–25
equipment market, 109, 115–19
FCC regulatory rulings, 111–19
long distance market, 123–25
restructuring outcomes, 131–33, 133n. 1, 298 table 10–2
telephone patents, 113
universal service mission, 115
Atomic Energy Commission (AEC; U.S.)
Lyons, Kansas, nuclear storage site case, 209, 217–19
See also under its later name Nuclear Regulatory Commission (U.S.)
Atomic Energy of Canada Limited (AECL), nuclear waste policy, 200, 204, 206, 216, 222
Atomic Energy Control Act of 1946 (Canada), 221
automobile insurance, nofault, 12

B
Bakvis, Herman, 18
Balanced Budget Act (BBA; U.S.), 50, 82–84
Balanced Budget Refinement Act (BBRA; U.S.), 84
bandwagon, jumping on the, 99100, 138
Banting, Keith, 23
Barnes, Roy, 243
Base Realignment and Closing Commission (BRAC; U.S.), 169–78, 189nn. 15, 16
membership, 189n. 15
Battle, Ken, 56
Baxter, William, 24–25
Behn, Robert, 26
Bell Canada
Challenge Communications and, 121
equipment market, 109, 119–23
long distance market, 126–31
regulation, 111, 113
restructuring, 107, 131–33, 133n. 1
telephone patents, 113
Bentsen, Lloyd, 211
Berkley, Shelley, 215
Bindon, Katy, 182
Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare (U.S.), 97
Birkland, Thomas, 203
Black, Dawn, 277
blame avoidance
and abortion rights, 264
and nuclear waste siting, 225–27
and telecommunications deregulation, 108
blame management
and concentrated vs. dispersed benefits, 13
concentration of blame, 28 table 1–4, 30, 326
generating blame, 8, 26
grandfathering, 44
shifting of blame, 86, 99
strategies for blame avoidance, 25–33, 40n. 66, 138, 234
Bloc Québécois (Canada)
forming of, 141, 247
gun control, 247, 250, 251, 253
military base closings, 183–84
and tobacco control, 158
Board of Transport Commissioners (Canada), 119
Burk, Robert, 273
Borowski, Joe, 287, 288
Bothwell, Robert, 206
Bouchard, Lucien, 247
Bourne, Aleck, 269
Bowen, Otis R., 80
BRAC. See Base Realignment and Closing Commission (BRAC; U.S.)
Brady bill (U.S.), 241–42
British Columbia Telephone Company (BC Tel) regulation, 111
Brock, Gerald W, 123
Brodie, Janine, 280, 282
Brooks, Jack, 240, 242

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Table of contents

  • American Governance and Public Policy Series ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Preface ix
  • List of Tables and Figures xi
  • 1 - The Politics of Pain 1
  • 2 - Cutting Old-Age Pensions 41
  • 3 - Controlling Health Care Costs for the Aged 71
  • 4 - Telecommunications Deregulation 107
  • 5 - Tobacco Control 137
  • 6 - Closing Military Bases 167
  • 7 - Siting Nuclear Waste 195
  • 8 - Gun Control 233
  • 9 - Abortion 263
  • 10 - Conclusions 293
  • Contributors 329
  • Index 333
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