Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2014

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Many, many thanks to everyone who participated in the conference; it was a tremendous team effort and could not have happened without the hard work and leadership of so many colleagues, especially Rich Frank, Kati Ferro and Lisa Fennis, as well as the Program Committee and colleagues in the Department of Government and International Relations.

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We hope to welcome you again in Sydney on future occasions!

Key to streams: AI: Australian and Indigenous Politics; CP: Comparative Politics; CT Conference Theme Democracy, Autocracy, and Elections; EP Environmental Politics; IR International Relations, PT Political Theory; PP Public Policy; OS Open Stream. Key to workshops: EIW Challenges of Electoral Integrity in Asia-Pacific; CIPW Comparative Immigration Policies and Politics; EMW The Future of Environmental Movements; LPW The Legal Regulation of Political Parties; GW Graduate Workshop; CPT Comparative Political Finance Workshop.

Internationally[edit]
Large outpatient clinics are a common type of healthcare facility in many countries, including France, Germany (long tradition), Switzerland, and most of the countries of Central and Eastern Europe (often using a mixed Soviet-German model), as well as in former Soviet republics such as Russia and Ukraine;[4] and in many countries across Asia and Africa.[5]

Recent[when?] Russian governments have attempted to replace the polyclinic model introduced during Soviet times with a more western model. However, this has failed.[6]

India has also set up huge numbers of polyclinics for former defence personnel. The network envisages 426 polyclinics in 343 districts of the country which will benefit about 33 lakh (3.3 million) ex-servicemen residing in remote and far-flung areas.[7]

Polyclinics are also the backbone of Cuba's primary care system and have been credited with a role in improving that nation's health indicators