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Agendas and Instability in American Politics
Draft chapter for inclusion in The Oxford Handbook of the Classics of Public Policy and Administration, edited by Steven Balla, Martin Lodge and Edward Page, under contract with Oxford University
Analysing Public Policy
Book synopsis: An accessible review of the main approaches in the study of public policy, this text argues that most writers who seek to explain how policy varies and changes use one of the five
Political Turbulence: How Social Media Shape Collective Action
As people spend increasing proportions of their daily lives using social media, such as Twitter and Facebook, they are being invited to support myriad political causes by sharing, liking, endorsing,
Exit, voice and loyalty: Analytic and empirical developments
This paper seeks to reconstruct and revitalize the famousHirschman framework by providing a comprehensivereview of the current use of `exit, voice and loyalty'. Webegin by critically examining
Policy punctuations in the UK: fluctuations and equilibria in central government expenditure since 1951
Jones and Baumgartner's punctuated equilibrium model of agenda change has reinvigorated decision-making theory; moreover their US budget project offers a set of techniques to apply to UK data. We
Social information and political participation on the internet: an experiment
This paper tests whether the social information provided by the internet affects the decision to participate in politics. In a field experiment, subjects could choose to sign petitions and donate
Policy Agendas in British Politics
Through a unique dataset covering half a century of policy-making in Britain, this book traces how topics like the economy, international affairs, and crime have changed in their importance to