Workman, Samuel, 1979- author. and Workman, Samuel, 1979- author.
United States. Congress -- History., United States. Congress., Bureaucracy -- United States -- History., POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General., Bureaucracy., and History.
"The book develops a new theoretical perspective on bureaucratic influence and congressional agenda setting based on limited attention and government information processing. Using a comprehensive new data set on regulatory policymaking across the entire federal bureaucracy, the book develops the theory of the dual dynamics of congressional agenda setting and bureaucratic problem solving as a way to understand how the U.S. government generates information about, and addresses, important policy problems. Key to the perspective is a communications framework for understanding the nature of information and signaling between the bureaucracy and Congress concerning the nature of policy problems. The book finds that congressional influence is innate to the process of issue shuffling, issue bundling, and the fostering of bureaucratic competition. In turn, bureaucracy influences the congressional agenda through problem monitoring, problem definition, and providing information that serves as important feedback in the development of an agenda"--
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs. and United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs.
Military pensions -- Law and legislation -- United States., Minorities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States., Veterans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States., and National cemeteries -- Law and legislation -- United States.
United States. Congress -- Reporters and reporting., Press and politics -- United States., and Communication in politics -- United States.
"How do politicians try to shape their news coverage? Patrick Sellers examines strategic communication campaigns in the U.S. Congress. He argues that these campaigns create cycles of spin: Leaders create messages, rank-and-file legislators decide whether to promote those messages, journalists decide whether to cover the messages, and any coverage feeds back to influence the policy process. These four stages are closely related; decisions at one stage influence those at another." "Sellers uses diverse evidence, from participant observation and press secretary interviews to computerized content analysis and vector auto regression. The result is a comprehensive and unprecedented examination of politicians' promotional campaigns and journalists' coverage of those campaigns. Countering numerous critics of spin, Sellers offers the provocative argument that the promotional messages have their origins in the actual policy preferences of members of Congress. The campaigns to promote these messages thus can help the public learn about policy debates in Congress."--Jacket.
Library of Congress., Women -- United States -- History -- Library resources., Women -- United States -- History., Women's studies -- Library resources., Library resources -- Washington (D.C.), History., and Reference works.
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