Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies (Longman Classics Edition) / Edition 2by John W. Kingdon
Pub. Date: 08/21/2002
First published in 1984, this explanation of the policy-making process in the United States described agenda setting as the ability to define "the list of subjects to which government officials and those around them are paying serious attention." Kingdon (U. of Michigan) identifies three streams that impact agendasproblems, policies, and politicsand describes their interactions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Table of Contents
1. How Does an Idea's Time Come?
2. Participants on the Inside of Government.
3. Outside of Government, But Not Just Looking In.
4. Processes: Origins, Rationality, Incrementalism, and Garbage Cans.
6. The Policy Primeval Soup.
7. The Political Stream.
8. The Policy Window, and Joining the Streams.
9. Wrapping Things Up.
10. Some Further Reflections: New Case Studies Thoughts About the Modeling.
Appendix on Methods: The Interviews; Coding; Case Studies; Noninterview Measures of Agenda Status.
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