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Updated in a new 2 nd edition,Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policieshas been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the First Edition||p. xvii|
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. xix|
|How Does an Idea's Time Come?||p. 1|
|Concepts and Definitions||p. 2|
|A Brief Account of the Research||p. 4|
|The Lay of the Land||p. 5|
|Some Explanations||p. 15|
|A Brief Preview of the Book||p. 18|
|Participants on the Inside of Government||p. 21|
|The Administration||p. 21|
|By Contrast: Civil Servants||p. 30|
|Capitol Hill||p. 34|
|Outside of Government, but Not Just Looking In||p. 45|
|Interest Groups||p. 46|
|Academics, Researchers, and Consultants||p. 53|
|The Media||p. 57|
|Elections-Related Participants||p. 61|
|Public Opinion||p. 65|
|Processes: Origins, Rationality, Incrementalism, and Garbage Cans||p. 71|
|Comprehensive, Rational Decision Making||p. 77|
|The Federal Government and Garbage Cans||p. 83|
|Focusing Events, Crises, and Symbols||p. 94|
|Why Problems Fade||p. 103|
|Budgets: A Special Problem||p. 105|
|Problem Definition||p. 109|
|The Policy Primeval Soup||p. 116|
|Policy Communities||p. 117|
|Communities and the Soup||p. 121|
|Criteria for Survival||p. 131|
|The Short List of Ideas||p. 139|
|The Political Stream||p. 145|
|The National Mood||p. 146|
|Organized Political Forces||p. 150|
|Government in the Political Stream||p. 153|
|Consensus-Building in the Political Stream||p. 159|
|The Policy Window, and Joining the Streams||p. 165|
|What Policy Windows Are and Why They Open||p. 166|
|Policy Entrepreneurs||p. 179|
|Occurrence of Windows||p. 184|
|Wrapping Things Up||p. 196|
|Agenda Setting||p. 197|
|Alternative Specification||p. 200|
|Coupling and Windows||p. 201|
|Some Further Reflections||p. 209|
|New Case Studies||p. 209|
|Thoughts about the Modelling||p. 222|
|Epilogue: Health Care Reform in the Clinton and Obama Administrations||p. 231|
|The Political Stream||p. 239|
|The Open Window||p. 241|
|The Rest of the Story||p. 243|
|Appendix on Methods||p. 249|
|The Interviews||p. 250|
|Case Studies||p. 258|
|Noninterview Measures of Agenda Status||p. 260|
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