Politics of Attention by Bryan D. Jones
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Politics of Attention
By Bryan D. Jones

The Politics of Attention

How Government Prioritizes Problems New edition

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Politics of Attention by Bryan D. Jones

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On any given day, policymakers are required to address a multitude of problems and make decisions about a variety of issues, from the economy and education to health care and defense. This has been true for years, but until now no studies have been conducted on how politicians manage the flood of information from a wide range of sources. How do they interpret and respond to such inundation? Which issues do they pay attention to and why? Bryan D. Jones and Frank R. Baumgartner answer these questions on decision-making processes and prioritization in "The Politics of Attention". Analyzing fifty years of data, Jones and Baumgartner's book is the first study of American politics based on a new information-processing perspective. The authors bring together the allocation of attention and the operation of governing institutions into a single model that traces public policies, public and media attention to them, and governmental decisions across multiple institutions. "The Politics of Attention offers a groundbreaking approach to American politics based on the responses of policymakers to the flow of information. It asks how the system solves, or fails to solve, problems rather than looking to how individual preferences are realized through political action.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226406534
ISBN-10: 0226406539
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 186mm x 22mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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How does the government decide what's a problem and what isn't? The authors focuses on the problem-detection process itself, showing how the growth or contraction of government is closely related to how it searches for information and how, as an organization, it analyzes its findings.

Agendas and Instability in American Politics by Bryan D. Jones Agendas and Instability in American Politics, Paperback (June 2009)

Illuminates the workings of democracies beyond the United States. This book presents an account of how policy issues rise and fall on the national agenda. It offers a different interpretation by taking the long view of several issues - including nuclear energy, urban affairs, smoking, and auto safety.

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Author Biography - Bryan D. Jones

Bryan D. Jones is the Donald R. Matthews Distinguished Professor of American Politics and director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington. Frank R. Baumgartner is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. They are the authors of the award-winning Agendas and Instability in American Politics and editors of Policy Dynamics, both published by the University of Chicago Press.

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