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Agendas and Instability in American Politics

Author: Frank R Baumgartner; Bryan D Jones
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
Series: Chicago Studies in American Politics
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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When "Agendas and Instability in American Politics" appeared fifteen years ago, offering a profoundly original account of how policy issues rise and fall on the national agenda, the "Journal of Politics" predicted that it would 'become a landmark study of public policy making and American politics'. That prediction proved true, and in this long-awaited second edition, Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones refine  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank R Baumgartner; Bryan D Jones
ISBN: 9780226039497 9780226039473 0226039498 0226039471
OCLC Number: 488621379
Description: 339 p.
Contents: Theoretical beginnings --
Punctuated equilibria in politics --
Policy images and institutional venues --
Studying agenda change --
Tracing policy change in America --
The construction and collapse of a policy monopoly --
Two models of issue expansion --
The dynamics of media attention --
Cities as a national political problem --
Connecting solutions to problems: three valence issues --
Structural and contextual change in politics --
Interest groups and agenda setting --
Congress as a jurisdictional battlefield --
Federalism as a system of policy venues --
Governing through institutional disruption --
Agendas and instability, fifteen years later --
Policy subsystems, punctuated equilibrium, and theories of policy change --
Punctuated equilibrium and disruptive dynamics
Series Title: Chicago Studies in American Politics

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Illuminates the workings of democracies beyond the United States. This book presents an account of how policy issues rise and fall on the national agenda. It offers a different interpretation by  Read more...

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"Agendas and Instability in American Politics reminds us that ideas, institutions, and (yes) politics all matter.... It is at once a grand synthesis of the past and a path-breaking work against which Read more...

 
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