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Comparative Policy Agendas: Theory, Tools, Data

Frank R. Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, and Emiliano Grossman


The Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) brings together data on government activities in over twenty countries, and provides a consistent categorizing system to understand when a given institution of government in a particular country took action on any issue of public policy. All topics are covered, comprehensively, over several decades, in some countries going back to World War II. Because of the open-data philosophy that animates the international network of scholars involved in the project and their meticulous attention to comparability and common data coding conventions, the databases of th ... More

Keywords: comparative public policy, comparative public administration, comparative legislative institutions, comparative media systems, comparative party systems, comparative politics, Comparative Agendas Project

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198835332
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198835332.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank R. Baumgartner, editor
Richard J. Richardson Distinguished Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Christian Breunig, editor
Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Konstanz

Emiliano Grossman, editor
Associate Professor of Political Science, Sciences Po, Paris

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Part I Roots, Foundations, and Evolution

1 The Comparative Agendas Project

Frank R. Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, and Emiliano Grossman

2 Gone Fishing

Shaun Bevan

3 The Comparative Agendas Project

Stefaan Walgrave and Amber E. Boydstun

Part II Country Projects

4 The Australian Policy Agendas Project

Keith Dowding, Aaron Martin, and Rhonda L. Evans

5 The Belgian Agendas Project

Stefaan Walgrave, Jeroen Joly, and Julie Sevenans

6 The Canadian Agendas Project

Jean-Philippe Gauvin and Éric Montpetit

7 Croatian Political Agendas

Daniela Širinić and Dario Nikić Čakar

8 The Danish Agendas Project

Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Peter B. Mortensen

9 The French Agendas Project

Emiliano Grossman

10 Political Agendas in Germany

Christian Breunig and Tinette Schnatterer

11 The Hungarian Agendas Project

Zsolt Boda and Miklós Sebők

12 The Israeli Agendas Project

Nir Kosti, Ilana Shpaizman, and David Levi-Faur

13 The Italian Agendas Project

Enrico Borghetto, Marcello Carammia, and Federico Russo

14 The Dutch Policy Agendas Project

Arco Timmermans and Gerard Breeman

16 The Portuguese Policy Agendas Project

Ana Maria Belchior and Enrico Borghetto

17 Agenda Dynamics in Spain

Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Anna M. Palau, and Luz Muñoz Marquez

18 The Swiss Policy Agendas Project

Roy Gava, Pascal Sciarini, Anke Tresch, and Frédéric Varone

19 The Turkish Policy Agendas Project

Alper Tolga Bulut and Tevfik Murat Yildirim

20 The UK Policy Agendas Project

Shaun Bevan and Will Jennings

21 The US Policy Agendas Project

Rebecca Eissler and Bryan D. Jones

23 Agenda-Setting in the Florida Legislature

Kevin Fahey, Patrick Merle, Teresa Cornacchione, and Carol Weissert

24 Pennsylvania Policy Database Project

Jay Jennings, Stefanie Kasparek, and Joseph McLaughlin

Part III Comparative Perspectives

25 The Public Agenda

Shaun Bevan and Will Jennings

26 From Public to Publics

Amnon Cavari and Guy Freedman

27 Protest and Agenda-Setting

Stefaan Walgrave and Rens Vliegenthart

28 The Media Agenda

Rens Vliegenthart and Stefaan Walgrave

29 Parliamentary Questions

Enrico Borghetto and Laura Chaqués-Bonafont

30 Connecting Government Announcements and Public Policy

Christian Breunig, Emiliano Grossman, and Tinette Schnatterer

31 The Europeanization of Parliamentary Attention in and out of the European Union

Pascal Sciarini, Frédéric Varone, Roy Gava, Sylvain Brouard, Julien Navarro, Anna M. Palau, and Rens Vliegenthart

32 Horizontal and Vertical Attention Dynamics

Gerard Breeman and Arco Timmermans

35 Advancing the Study of Comparative Public Policy

Frank R. Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, and Emiliano Grossman

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