Agenda setting: Policy change and policy dynamics A brief introduction
Brasil, Felipe Goncalves [UNESP]
Jones, Bryan D.
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Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Editora
This Thematic Special Issue on Policy Change and Policy Dynamics has as its main objective to present and discuss agenda setting, one of the most important issues for the study of public policies and the policy process. The agenda setting approach proposes an analytical approach on pre-decision processes to understand broader developments in public policy. To achieve that, it places the attention at the center of political action and relies on the fact that it is the change in attention that would cause, consequently, change in public policy. One of the most relevant aspects on the studies of policy agendas and policy change considers the diffusion occurred in the years 2000 with the application of its theoretical and methodological approaches to different societies and political systems beyond the United States. Consequently, another important achievement in the studies of agenda setting and policy change must be highlighted: studies of public policies in comparative perspective. Although agenda-setting studies have grown significantly in the international academic community, there are still some important points to be better explored. The intent of this Themed Special Issue of RAP is to contribute with the growing agenda-setting studies by highlighting the processes of policy changes and policy dynamics.
agenda-setting, policy change, policy dynamic, policy attention
Revista De Administracao Publica. Rio De Janeiro Rj: Fundacao Getulio Vargas, Editora, v. 54, n. 6, p. 1486-1497, 2020.