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January 17, 2006 POLS 4300.06

January 17, 2006 POLS 4300.06

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January 17, 2006 POLS 4300.06

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  1. January 17, 2006POLS 4300.06 • Hogwood and Gunn, Chaps 5-7, 67-127 • Focus on Issue Analysis: Search, Filtration, Definition • Issue Search: an attempt to isolate a potential/actual problem at a sufficiently early stage (versus ‘firefighting’) • While also realizing that issues get on policy agendas for many reasons

  2. January 17, 2006POLS 4300.06 • Continuum from regularly recurring to rarely occurring and unique issues • Combined with a continuum from standardized to case by case solutions • 6 reasons issues most likely to be on agenda, p. 68. • 5 reasons for and against active issue search, pp. 69-72

  3. January 17, 2006POLS 4300.06 • Distinctive aspects of public sector issue search, pp. 73-76 • External elements in issue search, 76-78 • Methods of more active search, 78-85 • The active issue search function and its institutional setting, 85-87 • The important role of politics in influencing issue search in a democracy

  4. January 17, 2006POLS 4300.06 • Issue Filtration, pp. 88-107 • Filtration: deciding how to decide • Selection of an appropriate method of analysis • Context: Criteria for issue filtration, 91-99 • Procedures for issue filtration, 99-107 • Concentrate on tables and figures, 100-107, the need for ‘mixed scanning’

  5. January 17, 2006POLS 4300.06 • Issue definition, pp. 108-127 • Meaning: 5 concerns pp. 108-110 • Why so difficult and what it portends • Values, forecasting and issue definition, pp.111-115 • Improving/approaching issue definition: considerations, pp. 114-127 • Page 122, Factors explaining vandalism