The Resource American public opinion, advocacy, and policy in Congress : what the public wants and what it gets, Paul Burstein

American public opinion, advocacy, and policy in Congress : what the public wants and what it gets, Paul Burstein

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American public opinion, advocacy, and policy in Congress : what the public wants and what it gets
Title
American public opinion, advocacy, and policy in Congress
Title remainder
what the public wants and what it gets
Statement of responsibility
Paul Burstein
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Between one election and the next, members of Congress introduce thousands of bills. What determines which become law? Is it the public? Do we have government "of the people, by the people, for the people?" Or is it those who have the resources to organize and pressure government who get what they want? In the first study ever of a random sample of policy proposals, Paul Burstein finds that the public can get what it wants - but mainly on the few issues that attract its attention. Does this mean organized interests get what they want? Not necessarily - on most issues there is so little political activity that it hardly matters. Politics may be less of a battle between the public and organized interests than a struggle for attention. American society is so much more complex than it was when the Constitution was written that we may need to reconsider what it means, in fact, to be a democracy"--
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Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Burstein, Paul
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1764
LC item number
.B88 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political participation
  • Public opinion
  • Lobbying
  • Pressure groups
Label
American public opinion, advocacy, and policy in Congress : what the public wants and what it gets, Paul Burstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Policy change; 3. Public opinion; 4. Advocacy: how Americans try to influence Congress; 5. The impact of advocacy on congressional action; 6. Advocacy, information, and policy innovation; 7. Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781107040205
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013021177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 4334824-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4334824
  • (Sirsi) o834961463
  • (OCoLC)834961463
Label
American public opinion, advocacy, and policy in Congress : what the public wants and what it gets, Paul Burstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Policy change; 3. Public opinion; 4. Advocacy: how Americans try to influence Congress; 5. The impact of advocacy on congressional action; 6. Advocacy, information, and policy innovation; 7. Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781107040205
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013021177
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • 4334824-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4334824
  • (Sirsi) o834961463
  • (OCoLC)834961463

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