COVID-19 Policy Response and the Rise of the Sub-National Governments

  title={COVID-19 Policy Response and the Rise of the Sub-National Governments},
  author={Abdul Basit Adeel and Abdul Basit Michael Olivia Grant Ezgi Tara Mehmet Halit Catalano and Abdul Basit Michael Olivia Grant Ezgi Tara Mehmet Halit Gibson and Abdul Basit Michael Olivia Grant Ezgi Tara Mehmet Halit Muftuoglu and Abdul Basit Michael Olivia Grant Ezgi Tara Mehmet Halit Riggs and Abdul Basit Michael Olivia Grant Ezgi Tara Mehmet Halit Sezgin and Abdul Basit Michael Olivia Grant Ezgi Tara Mehmet Halit Shvetsova and Abdul Basit Michael Olivia Grant Ezgi Tara Mehmet Halit Tahir and Abdul Basit Michael Olivia Grant Ezgi Tara Mehmet Halit Vandusky-Allen and Abdul Basit Michael Olivia Grant Ezgi Tara Mehmet Halit Zhao and Abdul Basit Michael Olivia Grant Ezgi Tara Mehmet Halit Zhirnov},
  journal={Canadian Public Policy},
  pages={565 - 584}
Abstract:Nous examinons le rôle des gouvernements infranationaux et nationaux du Canada et des États-Unis dans l'adoption de mesures de protection de la santé publique au stade initial de la pandémie mondiale de COVID-19. Cette période a été caractérisée dans les deux pays par des informations incomplètes ainsi que par une incertitude quant à l'ordre de gouvernement responsable de telle ou telle politique. La crise offre l'occasion d'étudier comment les gouvernements nationaux et infranationaux… Expand
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