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Social policy and social justice : the NDP government in Saskatchewan during the Blakeney years /
Jim Harding, editor.
Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1995.
xii, 484 p.
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Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1995.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Social Policy and Social Justicelooks concretely at the successes and failures of a social democratic government in Canada (1971-1982) in achieving social justice through its approaches to social policy. Social policy is analyzed widely, including day care, workers' control, prescription drugs, social assistance, income distribution, legal aid and policing. Additional chapters review the NDP's re-organization of bureaucracy and allocation of expenditures. Also included are an historical synopsis of the legislation pursued in the period and an analysis of the broader political, economic and sociological contexts in Canada. Social Policy and Social Justiceis the first in-depth analysis of social policy at a provincial level. It is the product of the multidisciplinary scholarship of the authors, all of whom have extensive experience in policy-making, policy advocacy or policy research. This book will be an invaluable resource for comparative purposes, particularly since there are now three NDP governments across Canada, and the NDP is undergoing re-evaluation in the wake of the 1993 federal election. It will be of particular interest to those in government, university, community-based or political organizations wanting to re-examine mainstream assumptions about social democracy, social policy and social justice in Canada.
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Process and Product: The Origins, Objectives, and Scope of the Bookp. 3
The Continuing Struggle for Universal Day Carep. 17
The Work Environment Board and the Limits of Social Democracyp. 53
The Welfare State as a Therapeutic State: The Saskatchewan Prescription Drug Plan, 1974-82p. 85
The Shift to Joint Ventures in Social Services: Personal Social Service Spending in Saskatchewan, 1971-81p. 121
Income Inequality, 1971-82: The Saskatchewan Casep. 149
Legal Aid in Saskatchewan: Rhetoric and Reality, 1974-82p. 173
Public and Private Policing: The Accountability Debatep. 221
Economic Growth and Social Spending in Saskatchewan 1971-82: Some Missing Questionsp. 261
The Two Faces of Public Ownership: From the Regina Manifesto to Uranium Miningp. 281
Social Democracy and Underdevelopment: The Case of Northern Saskatchewanp. 315
The Burdens and Benefits of Growth: Mineral Resource Revenues and Heritage Fund Allocations under the Saskatchewan NDP, 1971-82p. 341
Social Policy and Social Justice: Tendencies and Contradictions under the Saskatchewan Social Democrats, 1971-82p. 375
Putting Social Policy Analysis in Its Political Contextp. 411
Historical Synopsis: NDP Party and Government Policy, 1971-82p. 441
Notes on Contributorsp. 473
Indexp. 479
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