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Explaining Policy Bandwagons: Organized Interest Mobilization and Cascades of Attention

Halpin, Darren


Are all issues subject to the same attention from organized interests? If not, why not? This article utilizes data on organized interest mobilization in Scottish public policy to examine the pattern of engagement by policy participants across a large number of policy issues. It finds a heavily skewed pattern of mobilization: Most issues attract little attention, while a few issues account for the majority of attention (they are "bandwagons"). This resembles the findings of Baumgartner and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Governance: an International Journal of Policy and Administration
DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0491.2011.01522.x


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