Public Service Reform. Attempting to simply emulating private sector practices to reform the public service, as suggested by some in the new public management movement, has contributed to aggravation, cynicism and decreased morale among civil servants. These two papers, by Christian Rouillard and Isabelle Fortier, are published by the Institute for Research on Public Policy
By Institute for Research on Public Policy, Canada.
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The Future of Canadian Health Care. This report describes four scenarios for future global economic and political structures ? called Global Club, Shared Governance, Cyberwave and Regional Dominators ? and looks at the future of health and health care in Canada within each of these scenarios. The report is meant to speculate not so much on what will be, as what could be, in an effort to stimulate consideration of our health system?s relationship to global futures. "Canada 2015: Globalization and the Future of Canada?s Health and Health Care" by Michael Mendelson and Pamela Divinsky.
By Caledon Institute of Social Policy, Canada.
Sickness Absence. Tim Barmby, Marco Ercolani and John Treble examine the relationships between absence and age, gender and other socio-economic characteristics of workers. "Sickness Absence: An International Comparison" is published by the Centre for Population, Poverty, and Public Policy Studies.
By Centre for Population, Poverty, and Public Policy Studies, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.