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Politics of Automobile Insurance Reform Ideas, Institutions and Public Policy in North America

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ISBN-10: 0878407391

ISBN-13: 9780878407392

Edition: 1999

Authors: Edward L. Lascher

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Book details

List price: $64.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 7/21/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Why We Should Care about the Politics of Automobile Insurance Reform
The Issue Focus: Automobile Insurance Reform
The Institutional Focus: Separation of Powers Versus Westminster System
Data Summary
Organization of the Book
Notes
Explaining Policy Choices: Pressure versus Ideas
Pressure Theory
The Politics of Ideas
Assessing the Influence of Pressure and Ideas on Automobile Insurance Reform
Conclusion
Notes
The Profiteering Story and the Pogo Story
An Overview of Automobile Insurance Systems
What was the Problem?
Policy Options
Interest Group Positions
Two Key Stories
Summary of Policy Changes
Conclusion
Notes
Reform Enacted: Pennsylvania
Context
The Battle Over Insurance Reform
Explaining Legislative Decisions in Pennsylvania
Epilogue: did Act 6 Work?
Notes
Reform Stymied: Rhode Island
Context
The Battle Over Insurance Reform
Explaining Legislative Decisions: Rhode Island Versus Pennsylvania
Conclusion
Notes
Different Reform Regimes: Ontario
Context for the 1989-1990 No-Fault Bill
The Battle Over No-Fault Insurance
Explaining the Enactment of No Fault Legislation
Epilogue: the NDP and Public Automobile Insurance
Notes
The Parliamentary System Difference
Loss Imposition and Governmental System Differences
The States and the Provinces: Aggregate Analysis
Mini--Case Studies: Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Hawaii
Alternative Explanations
Notes
Conclusion: Learning from Automobile Insurance Reform
Beyond Automobile Insurance Reform
Conclusion
Notes
Notes on Data Sources
Aggregate Data
Surveys
Case Studies
References
Index