Regulating Assisted Reproduction in Canada, Switzerland, and the USA: Comparing the Judicialization of Policy-making.
Series/Report no.Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice;Vol.0 No.0
This article analyses the extent to which courts shape policies for assisted reproduction. While the USA is considered to be the most litigious country, Canada has observed a growing involvement of the courts from the 1980’s onward, and Switzerland is characterized by a modest degree of judicialization. Based on national patterns, we would expect litigation and court impact to vary across these three countries. As this paper demonstrates, policy-process specific variables such as the structure of policy conflicts, the novelty of regulation, self-regulation by key stakeholders, and the policies in place better explain the variation in the judicialization of policy-making.
Rothmyar Allison, Christine & Audrey L'Éspérance. 2017. "Regulating Assisted Reproduction in Canada, Switzerland and the USA: Comparing the Judicialization of Policy-Making". Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice, Vol. 0 , Iss. 0,0: 1-15.