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Gray agendas : interest groups and public pensions in Canada, Britain, and the United States / Henry J. Pratt.

Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [1993] .
ISBN 9780472104307, 0472104306

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Subjects Canada.
Great Britain.
Lobbying -- Canada.
Lobbying -- États-Unis.
Lobbying -- Grande-Bretagne.
Lobbying -- Great Britain.
Lobbying -- United States.
Old age pensions -- Government policy -- Canada.
Old age pensions -- Government policy -- Great Britain.
Old age pensions -- Government policy -- United States.
Old age pensions -- Government policy.
Older people -- Political activity -- Canada.
Older people -- Political activity -- Great Britain.
Older people -- Political activity -- United States.
Older people -- Political activity.
Pensions de vieillesse -- Politique gouvernementale -- Canada.
Pensions de vieillesse -- Politique gouvernementale -- États-Unis.
Pensions de vieillesse -- Politique gouvernementale -- Grande-Bretagne.
Personnes âgées -- Canada -- Activité politique.
Personnes âgées -- États-Unis -- Activité politique.
Personnes âgées -- Grande-Bretagne -- Activité politique.
Sécurité sociale -- Canada.
Sécurité sociale -- États-Unis.
Sécurité sociale -- Grande-Bretagne.
Social security -- Canada.
Social security -- Great Britain.
Social security -- United States.
Social security.
Sociale politiek.
United States.
Description xii, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Copyright Date [1993]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-234) and index.
Summary Gray Agendas presents a groundbreaking, cross-national study into the complex and interdependent relationship between public policy and the interest groups of the aged. Canada, Britain, and the United States are examined and compared. This book provides a unique, in-depth understanding of how public policies have sparked the creation of organized senior citizen groups, which in turn, through their intensified political clout, have been able to shape subsequent public policy. The book begins with a historical perspective on the state's role in the lives of the aged and the indirect consequences of various policies on the elderly population, including most specifically, age group mobilization. Later, consideration is given to widespread economic, social, and ideological changes in age policy, and the effect that new interest group formation had and continues to have upon these changes. The final chapters are concerned with current issues surrounding the present density of organized age based activity, and the effects of transformed state policy on the future of interest groups for the aged. The unique topic of Gray Agendas will prove interesting not only to those interested in the fields of sociology, history, and political science, but also will help fill the gap of scholarly information on issues concerning the elderly's organizations, proving invaluable to those interested in social gerontology and related areas of study.
Contents Introduction -- First phase, part one: Barriers to policy innovation -- First phase, part two: Foreign models, domestic disseminators -- Second phase: Organizational disincentives and the dismal years -- Third phase: Universal benefits, universal organizations -- Scope for governmental choice at a point of transition -- Phase four in Britain -- Phase four in Canada -- Phase four in the United States -- Conclusion.
Geographic Area Canada
Great Britain
United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)28674274
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Pratt, Henry J., 1934-
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