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

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

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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, University of Washington
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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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Burstein, Paul
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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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, University of Washington
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-227) and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
FIEb17668153
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781107684256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)834961463
Label
American public opinion, advocacy, and policy in Congress : what the public wants and what it gets, Paul Burstein, University of Washington
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
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
Control code
FIEb17668153
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 233 pages
Isbn
9781107684256
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)834961463

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