Policy Makes Mass Politics

  title={Policy Makes Mass Politics},
  author={Andrea Louise Campbell},
  journal={Annual Review of Political Science},
  • A. Campbell
  • Published 11 May 2012
  • Political Science
  • Annual Review of Political Science
This review examines policy feedback effects among the mass public, with a focus on social policies in the United States and Europe. It shows that existing policies feed back into the political system, shaping subsequent policy outcomes. Policies exert this effect by altering not only the capacities, interests, and beliefs of political elites and states but also those of the public. Public policies can shape political participation and attitudes. These effects can be positive or negative… 

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