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Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American Policy Change since 1945

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Do policymakers heed the voices of the American public or only the lobbyists in Washington? Why do they take action on health refo... Lire la suite
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Do policymakers heed the voices of the American public or only the lobbyists in Washington? Why do they take action on health reform, but not gun control? Why does policymaking usually move slowly, and sometimes not at all? Artists of the Possible takes on these questions, analyzing sixty years of domestic policy history to provide a new understanding of what drives policymaking in all three branches of government. The results are surprising: public policy does not address the public's largest concerns. The amount of policy-and its liberal or conservative direction-emerges instead from coalition building and compromises among political elites. Elections, public opinion, and media coverage have little impact, no matter the issue area. Even changes in Washington's partisan balance and ideological divides fail to reliably produce shifts in policy direction. This data-rich, exhaustively researched work overturns our most basic assumptions about how policy is made, challenging the notion that our government is of, by, and for the people.

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Titre: Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American Policy Change since 1945
Sous-titre: Governing Networks and American Policy Change since 1945
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Code EAN: 9780199967858
ISBN: 978-0-19-996785-8
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (pdf)
Producteur: Oxford University Press, USA
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Science et administration politiques
nombre de pages: 272
Parution: 08.02.2014
Année: 2014