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The politics of attention : how government prioritizes problems

Author: Bryan D Jones; Frank R Baumgartner
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2005] © 2005
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan D Jones; Frank R Baumgartner
ISBN: 0226406520 9780226406527 0226406539 9780226406534
OCLC Number: 58986267
Description: xi, 316 pages : illustrations, charts ; 24 cm
Contents: How government processes information and prioritizes problems --
Information and choice: A behavioral model of policy choice --
The intrusion of new information --
Information processing and policy punctuations: "Understandable complexity" in policy choice --
Incrementalism, disproportionate information-processing, and outcomes --
Cognitive architectures, institutional costs, and fat-tailed distributions --
Policy punctuations in American political institutions --
Signal detection and the inefficiencies of agenda setting: Agenda setting and objective conditions --
The inefficiencies of attention allocation --
Representation and attention.
Other Titles: How government prioritizes problems
Responsibility: Bryan D. Jones, Frank R. Baumgartner.
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