Politics of Attention How Government Prioritizes Problems

ISBN-10: 0226406539
ISBN-13: 9780226406534
Edition: 2005
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 10/26/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.320
Language: English

How do 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? This study of American politics answers these questions on decision-making processes and prioritisation.

Frank R. Baumgartner is a highly respected political scientist with a long list of scholarly writings based on his research interests. He was born in 1958 and educated at the University of Michigan (B.A., 1980; M.A., 1983; Ph.D., 1986). Included in his works are political planning, political jurisdictions, legislative behavior, comparative politics, French politics, American national institutions, and research design and measurement. Two of Baumgartner's better known books are Agendas and Instability in American Politics (1993), an account of how public policies can change rapidly even in established institutions; and Survey Research and Membership in Voluntary Organizations (1988), a study of the political action of lobbying and interest groups. Basic Interests: The Importance of Groups in Politics and in Political Science written with Beth L. Leech, is a work that reviews books and articles about interest groups from 1940 to the present, and examines the methodology of political scientists. The authors conclude that in order to improve the methodology of political scientists better research questions are needed along with more attention to the context of group behavior. Baumgartner is a professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University.

Preface
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
Conclusions
Appendixes
References

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