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Healthy voices, unhealthy silence : advocacy and health policy for the poor

Author: Colleen M Grogan; Michael K Gusmano
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2007.
Series: American governance and public policy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Public silence in policymaking can be deafening. When advocates for a disadvantaged group decline to speak up, not only are their concerns not recorded or acted upon, but also the collective strength of the unspoken argument is lessenedùa situation that undermines the workings of deliberative democracy by reflecting only the concerns of more powerful interests. But why do so many advocates remain silent on key  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grogan, Colleen M.
Healthy voices, unhealthy silence.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2007007010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colleen M Grogan; Michael K Gusmano
ISBN: 9781435631953 1435631951 9781589013391 1589013395
OCLC Number: 290559181
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 156 pages).
Contents: The problem and puzzle of public silence --
Explanations for public silence: inequality, dependence, and infeasibility --
Medicaid's persistent and conflicting goals --
Medicaid's policy network and the ties that bind: nonprofit advocacy and social interactions --
Medicaid reform and advisory boards: who will advocate for poor people's health?
Series Title: American governance and public policy.
Responsibility: Colleen M. Grogan and Michael K. Gusmano.
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Why do so many advocates remain silent on key issues they care about and how does that silence contribute to narrowly defined policies? What can individuals and organizations do to amplify their  Read more...

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This book provides an interesting and lucid case example for scholars and practitioners on some key deficiencies of Third Way theory and practice. Political Science Quarterly Has much to offer Read more...

 
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