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

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

by Edward L. Lascher Jr.

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The Politics of Automobile Insurance Reform: Ideas, Institutions and Public Policy in North America by Edward L. Lascher Jr.

American state and Canadian provincial governments have dealt with rapidly rising auto insurance rates in different ways over the last two decades, a difference many attribute to variances in political pressure exerted by interest groups such as trial attorneys and insurance companies. Edward L. Lascher, Jr., argues that we must consider two additional factors: the importance of politicians' beliefs about the potential success of various solutions, and the role of governmental institutions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878407392
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 07/21/1999
Series: American Governance and Public Policy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.21(w) x 9.36(h) x 0.78(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Edward L. Lascher Jr., an associate professor in the Graduate Program in Public Policy and Administration at California State University, Sacramento, is the coeditor of Ambition and Beyond: Career Paths of American Politicians.

What People are Saying About This

Steven Kelman

Theoretically sophisticated and empirically inventive. It represents a real contribution to the literature on the important point that ‘ideas matter.’

Alan Rosenthal

A most welcome challenge to the conventional wisdom that lawmakers are in bondage to the interest groups that fund their campaigns.

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"A most welcome challenge to the conventional wisdom that lawmakers are in bondage to the interest groups that fund their campaigns." -- Alan Rosenthal, Eagleton Institute, Rutgers University

"Theoretically sophisticated and empirically inventive. It represents a real contribution to the literature on the important point that 'ideas matter.'" -- Steven Kelman, Weatherhead Professor of Public Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

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