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Baumgartner, Frank R. 1958-

Works: 63 works in 257 publications in 3 languages and 9,521 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, htt, Contributor, Thesis advisor, Opponent
Classifications: JK468.P64, 320.60973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frank R Baumgartner
Basic interests : the importance of groups in politics and in political science by Frank R Baumgartner( )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 2,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A generation ago, scholars saw interest groups as the single most important element in the American political system. Today, political scientists are more likely to see groups as a marginal influence compared to institutions such as Congress, the presidency, and the judiciary. Frank Baumgartner and Beth Leech show that scholars have veered from one extreme to another not because of changes in the political system, but because of changes in political science. They review hundreds of books and articles about interest groups from the 1940s to today examine the methodological and conceptual problems that have beset the field and suggest research strategies to return interest-group studies to a position of greater relevance. The authors begin by explaining how the group approach to politics became dominant forty years ago in reaction to the constitutional-legal approach that preceded it. They show how it fell into decline in the 1970s as scholars ignored the impact of groups on government to focus on more quantifiable but narrower subjects, such as collective-action dilemmas and the dynamics of recruitment. As a result, despite intense research activity, we still know very little about how groups influence day-to-day governing. Baumgartner and Leech argue that scholars need to develop a more coherent set of research questions, focus on large-scale studies, and pay more attention to the context of group behavior. Their book will give new impetus and direction to a field that has been in the academic wilderness too long."--Publisher's description
The decline of the death penalty and the discovery of innocence by Frank R Baumgartner( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: Since 1996, death sentences in America have declined more than 60 percent, reversing a generation-long trend toward greater acceptance of capital punishment. In theory, most Americans continue to support the death penalty. But it is no longer seen as a theoretical matter. Prosecutors, judges, and juries across the country have moved in large numbers to give much greater credence to the possibility of mistakes-mistakes that in this arena are potentially fatal. The discovery of innocence, documented here through painstaking analyses of media coverage and with newly developed methods, has led to historic shifts in public opinion and to a sharp decline in use of the death penalty by juries across the country. A social cascade, starting with legal clinics and innocence projects, has snowballed into a national phenomenon that may spell the end of the death penalty in America
Agendas and instability in American politics by Frank R Baumgartner( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this account of the way policy issues rise and fall on the national agenda--the first detailed study of so many issues over an extended period--Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones show that rapid change not only can but does happen in the hidebound institutions of government. Short-term, single-issue analyses of public policy, the authors contend, give a narrow and distorted view of public policy as the result of a cozy arrangement between politicians, interest groups, and the media. Baumgartner and Jones upset these notions by focusing on several issues--including civilian nuclear power, urban affairs, smoking, and auto safety--over a much longer period of time to reveal patterns of stability alternating with bursts of rapid, unpredictable change
Lobbying and policy change : who wins, who loses, and why by Frank R Baumgartner( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2021 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington lobbies are far less influential than political rhetoric suggests. In fact, sixty percent of recent lobbying campaigns failed to change policy despite millions of dollars spent trying. This book explains why
Deadly justice : a statistical portrait of the death penalty by Frank R Baumgartner( Book )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Gregg v. Georgia that the death penalty was constitutional if it complied with certain specific provisions designed to ensure that it was reserved for the 'worst of the worst'. The same court had rejected the death penalty just four years before in the Furman decision because it found that the penalty had been applied in a capricious and arbitrary manner. The 1976 decision ushered in the 'modern' period of the U.S. death penalty, setting the country on a course to execute over 1,400 inmates in the ensuing years, with over 8,000 individuals currently sentenced to die. Now, forty years after the decision, the eminent political scientist Frank Baumgartner along with a team of younger scholars (Marty Davidson, Kaneesha Johnson, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Colin Wilson) have collaborated to assess the empirical record and provide a definitive account of how the death penalty has been implemented."--Provided by publisher
Suspect citizens : what 20 million traffic stops tell us about policing and race by Frank R Baumgartner( Book )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Suspect Citizens offers the most comprehensive look to date at the most common form of police-citizen interactions, the routine traffic stop. Throughout the war on crime, police agencies have used traffic stops to search drivers suspected of carrying contraband. From the beginning, police agencies made it clear that very large numbers of police stops would have to occur before an officer might interdict a significant drug shipment. Unstated in that calculation was that many Americans would be subjected to police investigations so that a small number of high-level offenders might be found. The key element in this strategy, which kept it hidden from widespread public scrutiny, was that middle-class white Americans were largely exempt from its consequences. Tracking these police practices down to the officer level, Suspect Citizens documents the extreme rarity of drug busts and reveals sustained and troubling disparities in how racial groups are treated. --
The politics of attention : how government prioritizes problems by Bryan D Jones( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On any given day, policymakers are required to address a multitude of problems and make decisions about a variety of issues, from the economy and education to health care and defense. This has been true for years, but until now no studies have been conducted on how politicians manage the flood of information from a wide range of sources. How do they interpret and respond to such inundation? Which issues do they pay attention to and why? Bryan D. Jones and Frank R. Baumgartner answer these questions on decision-making processes and prioritization in The Politics of Attention. Analyzing fifty years of data, Jones and Baumgartner's book is the first study of American politics based on a new information-processing perspective. The authors bring together the allocation of attention and the operation of governing institutions into a single model that traces public policies, public and media attention to them, and governmental decisions across multiple institutions. The Politics of Attention offers a groundbreaking approach to American politics based on the responses of policymakers to the flow of information. It asks how the system solves, or fails to solve, problems rather than looking to how individual preferences are realized through political action
The politics of information : problem definition and the course of public policy in America by Frank R Baumgartner( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2020 in English and Italian and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How does the government decide what's a problem and what isn't? And what are the consequences of that process? Like individuals, Congress is subject to the "paradox of search." If policy makers don't look for problems, they won't find those that need to be addressed. But if they carry out a thorough search, they will almost certainly find new problems--and with the definition of each new problem comes the possibility of creating a government program to address it. With The Politics of Attention, leading policy scholars Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones demonstrated the central role attention plays in how governments prioritize problems. Now, with The Politics of Information, they turn the focus to the problem-detection process itself, showing how the growth or contraction of government is closely related to how it searches for information and how, as an organization, it analyzes its findings. Better search processes that incorporate more diverse viewpoints lead to more intensive policymaking activity. Similarly, limiting search processes leads to declines in policy making. At the same time, the authors find little evidence that the factors usually thought to be responsible for government expansion--partisan control, changes in presidential leadership, and shifts in public opinion--can be systematically related to the patterns they observe. Drawing on data tracing the course of American public policy since World War II, Baumgartner and Jones once again deepen our understanding of the dynamics of American policy making
Comparative policy agendas : theory, tools, data by Emiliano Grossman( )

11 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book summarizes recent advances in the work on agenda-setting in a comparative perspective. The book first presents and explains the data-gathering effort undertaken within the Comparative Agendas Project over the past ten years. Individual country chapters then present the research undertaken within the many national projects. The third section illustrates the possibilities and directions for new research in comparative public policy using the data presented in this book. All the data used and discussed in the book is moreover publicly available. 0The book represents a significant contribution to the study of comparative public policy. By introducing a unified research infrastructure it opens up new possibilities for both empirical and theoretical research in this area
Policy dynamics( Book )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While governmental policies and institutions may remain more or less the same for years, they can also change suddenly and unpredictably in response to new political agendas and crises. What causes stability or change in the political system? What role do political institutions play in this process? To investigate these questions, Policy Dynamics draws on the most extensive data set yet compiled for public policy issues in the United States. Spanning the past half-century, these data make it possible to trace policies and legislation, public and media attention to them, and governmental decisions over time and across institutions. Some chapters analyze particular policy areas, such as health care, national security, and immigration, while others focus on institutional questions such as congressional procedures and agendas and the differing responses by Congress and the Supreme Court to new issues
Conflict and rhetoric in French policymaking by Frank R Baumgartner( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baumgartner vividly illustrates how such variables as degree of conflict and environment combine with the strategic behavior of policy makers to determine the nature of participation and policy outcomes. Specialists in both French politics and comparative public policy will thus find this book to be a significant and provocative contribution to the literature."--American Political Science Review
Agenda Dynamics in Spain by Laura Chaqués Bonafont( )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish politics has been transformed. Using new techniques, this book looks at 30 years of Spanish political history to understand party competition, the impact of the EU, media-government relations, aspirations for independence in Catalonia and the Basque region, and the declining role of religion.--
Comparative studies of policy agendas by Frank R Baumgartner( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral economics and its applications( )

in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last decade, behavioral economics, borrowing from psychology and sociology to explain decisions inconsistent with traditional economics, has revolutionized the way economists view the world. But despite this general success, behavioral thinking has fundamentally transformed only one field of applied economics-finance. Peter Diamond and Hannu Vartiainen's Behavioral Economics and Its Applications argues that behavioral economics can have a similar impact in other fields of economics. In this volume, some of the world's leading thinkers in behavioral economics and general economic theory make the case for a much greater use of behavioral ideas in six fields where these ideas have already proved useful but have not yet been fully incorporated--public economics, development, law and economics, health, wage determination, and organizational economics. The result is an attempt to set the agenda of an important development in economics--an agenda that will interest policymakers, sociologists, and psychologists as well as economists. Contributors include Ian Ayres, B. Douglas Bernheim, Truman F. Bewley, Colin F. Camerer, Anne Case, Michael D. Cohen, Peter Diamond, Christoph Engel, Richard G. Frank, Jacob Glazer, Seppo Honkapohja, Christine Jolls, Botond Koszegi, Ulrike Malmendier, Sendhil Mullainathan, Antonio Rangel, Emmanuel Saez, Eldar Shafir, Sir Nicholas Stern, Jean Tirole, Hannu Vartiainen, and Timothy D. Wilson
Mediare la realtà : mass media, sistema politico e opinione pubblica( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in Italian and Undetermined and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capacità da parte del sistema dei media (in particolare del giornalismo d`inchiesta) di determinare temi e priorità di argomenti di discussione e attualità. Costruzione dell`agenda setting del giornalista. Ampia bibliografia
Comparative policy agendas : theory, tools, data by Frank R Baumgartner( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mei guo zheng zhi zhong di yi cheng yu bu wen ding xing by Frank R Baumgartner( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu nei rong bao kuo li lun qi dian, Zhui zong mei guo de zheng ce bian qian, Zheng zhi zhong de jie gou he bei jing wen hua san bu fen
The dynamics of public opinion by Mary Layton Atkinson( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A central question in political representation is whether government responds to the people. To understand that, we need to know what the government is doing, and what the people think of it. We seek to understand a key question necessary to answer those bigger questions: How does American public opinion move over time? We posit three patterns of change over time in public opinion, depending on the type of issue. Issues on which the two parties regularly disagree provide clear partisan cues to the public. For these party-cue issues we present a slight variation on the thermostatic theory from (Soroka and Wlezien (2010); Wlezien (1995)); our "implied thermostatic model." A smaller number of issues divide the public along lines unrelated to partisanship, and so partisan control of government provides no relevant clue. Finally, we note a small but important class of issues which capture response to cultural shifts
The dynamics of policy change in comparative perspective( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mediare la realtà : mass media, sistema politico e opinione pubblica( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The decline of the death penalty and the discovery of innocenceAgendas and instability in American politicsLobbying and policy change : who wins, who loses, and whyDeadly justice : a statistical portrait of the death penaltySuspect citizens : what 20 million traffic stops tell us about policing and raceThe politics of attention : how government prioritizes problemsThe politics of information : problem definition and the course of public policy in AmericaComparative policy agendas : theory, tools, data
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Baumgartner, Frank, 1958-

Baumgartner, Frank R.

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