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Agendas, alternatives, and public policies /
John W. Kingdon ; with a new foreword by James A. Thurber.
edition
Updated 2nd ed.
imprint
Boston ; Montreal : Longman, c2011.
description
xx, 273 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
020500086X (pbk.), 9780205000869 (pbk.)
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imprint
Boston ; Montreal : Longman, c2011.
isbn
020500086X (pbk.)
9780205000869 (pbk.)
contents note
How does an idea's time come? -- Participants on the inside of government -- Outside of government, but not just looking in -- Processes: origins, rationality, incrementalism, and garbage cans -- Problems -- The policy primeval soup -- The political stream -- The policy window, and joining the streams -- Wrapping things up -- Some further reflections -- Epilogue: Health care reform in the Clinton and Obama Administrations -- Appendix on methods.
general note
"Includes a new epilogue: Health care reform in the Clinton and Obama Administrations"--P. [1] of cover.
catalogue key
9860824
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Kingdon's book is an outstanding teaching tool about the policy process. I have used it in my undergraduate and graduate public policy seminars since its first publication and found it to be fresh and interesting to the students, always generating lively discussion about how issues get on the agenda." -from James A. Thurber's Foreword
"Kingdon's book is an outstanding teaching tool about the policy process. I have used it in my undergraduate and graduate public policy seminars since its first publication and found it to be fresh and interesting to the students, always generating lively discussion about how issues get on the agenda." from James A. Thurber's Foreword
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Longman Classics in Political Science In reissuing classic works in political science, Longman celebrates the contributions its authors and their research have made to the discipline. The new Longman Classics in Political Science series honors these authors and their work. Providing students with an updated context, each title in the series includes a new foreword, written by one of today's top scholars, offering fresh, in-depth analysis of the book and its enduring contributions. "Kingdon's book is an outstanding teaching tool about the policy process. I have used it in my undergraduate and graduate public policy seminars since its first publication and found it to be fresh and interesting to the students, always generating lively discussion about how issues get on the agenda." -from James A. Thurber's Foreword Kingdon's landmark work on agenda setting and policy formation is drawn from interview conducted with people in and around the U.S. federal government, and from case studies, government documents, party platforms, press coverage, and public opinion surveys. While other works examine how policy issues are decided, Kingdon's book was the first to consider how issues got to be issues. This enduring work attempts to answer the questions: How do subjects come to officials' attention? How are the alternatives from which they choose generated? How is the governmental agenda set? Why does an idea's time come when it does? Longman is proud to announce that Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.
Back Cover Copy
Longman Classics in Political Science In reissuing classic works in political science, Longman celebrates the contributions its authors and their research have made to the discipline. The new Longman Classics in Political Science series honors these authors and their work. Providing students with an updated context, each title in the series includes a new foreword, written by one of today's top scholars, offering fresh, in-depth analysis of the book and its enduring contributions. "Kingdon's book is an outstanding teaching tool about the policy process. I have used it in my undergraduate and graduate public policy seminars since its first publication and found it to be fresh and interesting to the students, always generating lively discussion about how issues get on the agenda." from James A. Thurber's Foreword Kingdon's landmark work on agenda setting and policy formation is drawn from interview conducted with people in and around the U.S. federal government, and from case studies, government documents, party platforms, press coverage, and public opinion surveys. While other works examine how policy issues are decided, Kingdon's book was the first to consider how issues got to be issues. This enduring work attempts to answer the questions: How do subjects come to officials' attention? How are the alternatives from which they choose generated? How is the governmental agenda set? Why does an idea's time come when it does? Longman is proud to announce that Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.
Back Cover Copy
Longman Classics in Political Science In reissuing classic works in political science, Longman celebrates the contributions its authors and their research have made to the discipline. The new Longman Classics in Political Science series honors these authors and their work. Providing students with an updated context, each title in the series includes a new foreword, written by one of today’s top scholars, offering fresh, in-depth analysis of the book and its enduring contributions. “Kingdon’s book is an outstanding teaching tool about the policy process. I have used it in my undergraduate and graduate public policy seminars since its first publication and found it to be fresh and interesting to the students, always generating lively discussion about how issues get on the agenda.” –from James A. Thurber’s Foreword Kingdon’s landmark work on agenda setting and policy formation is drawn from interview conducted with people in and around the U.S. federal government, and from case studies, government documents, party platforms, press coverage, and public opinion surveys. While other works examine how policy issues are decided, Kingdon’s book was the first to consider how issues got to be issues. This enduring work attempts to answer the questions: How do subjects come to officials’ attention? How are the alternatives from which they choose generated? How is the governmental agenda set? Why does an idea’s time come when it does? Longman is proud to announce that Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.
Back Cover Copy
Longman Classics in Political Science In reissuing classic works in political science, Longman celebrates the contributions its authors and their research have made to the discipline. The newLongman Classics in Political Scienceseries honors these authors and their work. Providing students with an updated context, each title in the series includes a new foreword, written by one of today's top scholars, offering fresh, in-depth analysis of the book and its enduring contributions. "Kingdon's book is an outstanding teaching tool about the policy process. I have used it in my undergraduate and graduate public policy seminars since its first publication and found it to be fresh and interesting to the students, always generating lively discussion about how issues get on the agenda." from James A. Thurber's Foreword Kingdon's landmark work on agenda setting and policy formation is drawn from interview conducted with people in and around the U.S. federal government, and from case studies, government documents, party platforms, press coverage, and public opinion surveys. While other works examine how policy issues are decided, Kingdon's book was the first to consider how issues got tobeissues. This enduring work attempts to answer the questions: How do subjects come to officials' attention? How are the alternatives from which they choose generated? How is the governmental agenda set? Why does an idea's time come when it does? Longman is proud to announce thatAgendas, Alternatives, and Public Policieshas been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.
Long Description
Updated in a new 2nd edition, Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.
Main Description
In revising classic works in political science, Longman celebrates the contributions its authors and their research have made to the discipline. The Longman Classics in Political Science series honors these authors and their work. Providing students with an updated context, each title in the series includes a foreword, written by one of today's top scholars, offering a fresh, in-depth analysis of the book and its enduring contributions. Kingdon's landmark work on agenda setting and policy formation is drawn from interviews conducted with people in and associated with the U.S. federal government, and from case studies, government documents, party platforms, press coverage, and public opinion surveys. While other texts examine how policy issues are decided, Kingdon's book was the first to consider how issues become issues. This enduring work attempts to answer the following questions: How do subjects come to officials' attention? How are the alternatives from which they choose generated? How is the governmental agenda set? Why does an idea's time come when it does? Longman is proud to announce that Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue "Health Care Reform in the Clinton and Obama Administrations." Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy. Book jacket.
Main Description
Longman is proud to announce thatAgendas, Alternatives, and Public Policieshas been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy. Kingdon's landmark work on agenda setting and policy formation is drawn from interview conducted with people in and around the U.S. federal government, and from case studies, government documents, party platforms, press coverage, and public opinion surveys. While other works examine how policy issues are decided, Kingdon's book was the first to consider how issues got tobeissues. This enduring work attempts to answer the questions: How do subjects come to officials' attention? How are the alternatives from which they choose generated? How is the governmental agenda set? Why does an idea's time come when it does?
Main Description
Updated in a new 2 nd edition,Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policieshas been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.
Main Description
Updated in a new 2ndedition, Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.
Table of Contents
Preface to the First Editionp. xvii
Preface to the Second Editionp. xix
How Does an Idea's Time Come?p. 1
Concepts and Definitionsp. 2
A Brief Account of the Researchp. 4
The Lay of the Landp. 5
Some Explanationsp. 15
A Brief Preview of the Bookp. 18
Participants on the Inside of Governmentp. 21
The Administrationp. 21
By Contrast: Civil Servantsp. 30
Capitol Hillp. 34
Conclusionp. 42
Outside of Government, but Not Just Looking Inp. 45
Interest Groupsp. 46
Academics, Researchers, and Consultantsp. 53
The Mediap. 57
Elections-Related Participantsp. 61
Public Opinionp. 65
Conclusionp. 67
Processes: Origins, Rationality, Incrementalism, and Garbage Cansp. 71
Originsp. 71
Comprehensive, Rational Decision Makingp. 77
Incrementalismp. 79
The Federal Government and Garbage Cansp. 83
Problemsp. 90
Indicatorsp. 90
Focusing Events, Crises, and Symbolsp. 94
Feedbackp. 100
Why Problems Fadep. 103
Budgets: A Special Problemp. 105
Problem Definitionp. 109
Conclusionp. 113
The Policy Primeval Soupp. 116
Policy Communitiesp. 117
Communities and the Soupp. 121
Criteria for Survivalp. 131
The Short List of Ideasp. 139
Conclusionp. 143
The Political Streamp. 145
The National Moodp. 146
Organized Political Forcesp. 150
Government in the Political Streamp. 153
Consensus-Building in the Political Streamp. 159
Conclusionp. 162
The Policy Window, and Joining the Streamsp. 165
What Policy Windows Are and Why They Openp. 166
Couplingp. 172
Policy Entrepreneursp. 179
Occurrence of Windowsp. 184
Spilloversp. 190
Conclusionp. 194
Wrapping Things Upp. 196
Agenda Settingp. 197
Alternative Specificationp. 200
Coupling and Windowsp. 201
Entrepreneursp. 204
Conclusionp. 205
Some Further Reflectionsp. 209
New Case Studiesp. 209
Thoughts about the Modellingp. 222
Epilogue: Health Care Reform in the Clinton and Obama Administrationsp. 231
Problemsp. 232
Policiesp. 236
The Political Streamp. 239
The Open Windowp. 241
The Rest of the Storyp. 243
Conclusionp. 247
Appendix on Methodsp. 249
The Interviewsp. 250
Codingp. 255
Case Studiesp. 258
Noninterview Measures of Agenda Statusp. 260
Indexp. 263
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