Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies

ISBN-10: 0321121856

ISBN-13: 9780321121851

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: John W. Kingdon

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List price: $69.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
How Does An Idea's Time Come?
Concepts and Definitions
A Brief Account of the Research
The Lay of the Land
Some Explanations
A Brief Preview of the Book
Participants on the Inside of Government
The Administration
By Contrast: Civil Servants
Capitol Hill
Conclusion
Outside of Government, But Not Just Looking In
Interest Groups
Academics, Researchers, and Consultants
The Media
Elections-Related Participants
Public Opinion
Conclusion
Processes: Origins, Rationality, Incrementalism, and Garbage Cans
Origins
Comprehensive, Rational Decision Making
Incrementalism
The Federal Government and Garbage Cans
Problems
Indicators
Focusing Events, Crises, and Symbols
Feedback
Why Problems Fade
Budgets: A Special Problem
Problem Definition
Conclusion
The Policy Primeval Soup
Policy Communities
Communities and the Soup
Criteria for Survival
The Short List of Ideas
Conclusion
The Political Stream
The National Mood
Organized Political Forces
Government in the Political Stream
Consensus Building in the Political Stream
Conclusion
The Policy Window, and Joining the Streams
What Policy Windows Are and Why They Open
Coupling
Policy Entrepreneurs
Occurrence of Windows
Spillovers
Conclusion
Wrapping Things Up
Agenda Setting
Alternative Specification
Coupling and Windows
Entrepreneurs
Conclusion
Some Further Reflections
New Case Studies
Thoughts About the Modelling
Appendix on Methods
The Interviews
Coding
Case Studies
Noninterview Measures of Agenda Status
Index
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