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The Politics of Coalition Building Between the spring of 1986 and the fall of 1987 anti-free trade groups coa- lesced into a broad, nation-wide network and gained collective control over the resources needed to sustain a protest movement. Two developments relevant to the concepts of the political-process argument shaped this period of movement building. First, anti-free trade groups employed a strategy of coalition building to bind groups of many different colours and interests under the broad um- brella of a network known as the Pro-Canada Network. Second

131 5 I n t e r n a t i o n a l O r g a n i z a t i o n s a n d C o a l i t i o n B u i l d i n g Aside from building support at home, do multilateral security organizations facilitate coalition building prior to military action? The idea that getting external approval will buy off allies is certainly an oft-cited reason for ap- pealing to IOs, as examples discussed throughout this book demonstrate. One reason for this is proposed by the view of IOs as coordination devices, which suggests that institutions facilitate coalition building by providing fo

CHAPTER 5 COALITION BUILDING IN KOREA During the late 19908, the Korean government legislated a series of health policy reforms that administratively and financially integrated the medical insurance system. Despite having debated the integration idea for nearly twenty years, it was not until after the election of Kim Daejung in 1997 that the state was able to legislate this structurally ambitious reform plan. To be sure, health insurance integration was central to Kirn's election campaign. President Kim skillfully assembled a coalition for reform, and for the

Chapter 10 Successful Labor-Community Coalition Building Bruce Nissen WHEN CORPORATIONS ENGAGE IN behavior that is disadvantageous to the interests of workers, unions, or communities, the latter frequently are unable to defend their interests. Both the legal system and the collective bargaining system in the United States are struc¬ tured so that corporations, and only corporations, have the legal and “legitimate” right to make decisions regarding plant closings or product relocations. Further, there are few regulations concerning the terms under which

✽ C H A P T E R 6 ✽ Intergroup Relations and Coalition Building THE EMERGENCE of minority candidates onto the urban po- litical scene has occurred only within the last thirty to forty years in the predominantly large urban centers of Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, San Antonio, and Los Angeles (Betancur and Gills 2000a; Sonenshein 1997; Munoz and Henry 1986). Hispanic mayors have been elected in important large cities like Denver, Los An- geles, and San Antonio; Blacks have been successful in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Electing

346 19 Participatory Approaches to Evaluating Community Organizing and Coalition Building CHRIS M. COOMBE Evaluation is one of the most challenging and promising issues in community organizing and community building for health and welfare. In recent years, funders and government decision makers have increasingly focused on evidence- based practice, accountability, and measurable outcomes to prove program success. However, community organizing and community building efforts empha- size empowerment, collaboration, participation, community competence, and equity

IMMIGRANTS AND LABOR IN A GLOBALIZING CITY 9 Prospects for Coalition Building in Nashville Daniel B. Cornfield and William Canak Mounting employment -related problems have accompanied the recent and rapid settlement of new i~nmigrants and refugees in the vast, globalizing interior of the United States. Sweatshop working conditions, underemployment, unemploy- ment, occupational injuries, and poverty are some of the problems facing the mil- lions of new immigrants and refugees from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East who are settling for the

empirical analysis in Canada. The central question of whether cities in Canada’s industrial heartland are developing their own strategic responses to social and economic change provides impor- tant insights into collaborative governance and the process of coalition- building in Canadian cities. Because they focus attention on shifting state and society relations within different local contexts, theories of urban governance provide a useful lens through which to examine how gov- ernance dynamics shape cities’ efforts to develop strategic approaches to economic and

POLITICAL INSIDERS AND SOCIAL ACTIVISTS 7 Coalition Building in New York and Los Angeles Marco Hauptmeier and Lowell Turner Labor movements in New York City and Los Angeles, as we know them today, emerged from very different historical trajectories. New York has remained a solid union town throughout the postwar period. As in earlier years, labor unions have been a consistently important political force in New York politics, and many so- cial policies in areas such as public housing are products in part oflabor's influ- ence (Freeman 2000). The labor

161 Conclusion Postenactment coaLition buiLding (and otHer strategies for sustaining reform in a PoLariZed age) While public investment in CER increased significantly during the Obama years, it is unclear whether this policy achievement will lead to durable im- provements in the efficiency, quality, and cost- effectiveness of U.S. health care.1 There were ample grounds for skepticism even before Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election created new uncertainty over the future of U.S. health policy making. While PCORI expects to