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Agendas, Alternatives & Public Policies

Out of Print

By: John W Kingdon (Author)

no illustrations

Harper Collins

Paperback | Dec 1995 | Edition: 2 | #89047 | ISBN: 0673523896
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About this book

This text remains the authoritative work on agenda setting and policy formation. This report on original research includes many dow-to-earth illustrations and quotations from interviews, creating enjoyable and informative reading for undergraduate students.


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
5. Problems
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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