ON THE STRUCTURE AND SEQUENCE OF ISSUE EVOLUTION

@article{Carmines1986ONTS,
  title={ON THE STRUCTURE AND SEQUENCE OF ISSUE EVOLUTION},
  author={E. Carmines and James A. Stimson},
  journal={American Political Science Review},
  year={1986},
  volume={80},
  pages={901-920}
}
Iiow do political issues arise, and come to affect political party politics? We develop a theory and model of issue evolution, illustrating both by examining the dynamic evolution of the issue of racial desegregation. Our modeling concerns two central problems: (1) the structure of the evolution-a pattern of dynamic causality between the early policy cues from professional politicians, in Congress in the case at hand, and later mass response, and (2) the sequence of changes in elite behavior… Expand

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