The Politics Of Information

Author: Frank R. Baumgartner
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022619826X
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The Politics Of Information from the Author: Frank R. Baumgartner. How does the government decide what’s a problem and what isn’t? And what are the consequences of that process? Like individuals, Congress is subject to the “paradox of search.” If policy makers don’t look for problems, they won’t find those that need to be addressed. But if they carry out a thorough search, they will almost certainly find new problems—and with the definition of each new problem comes the possibility of creating a government program to address it. With The Politics of Attention, leading policy scholars Frank R. Baumgartner and Bryan D. Jones demonstrated the central role attention plays in how governments prioritize problems. Now, with The Politics of Information, they turn the focus to the problem-detection process itself, showing how the growth or contraction of government is closely related to how it searches for information and how, as an organization, it analyzes its findings. Better search processes that incorporate more diverse viewpoints lead to more intensive policymaking activity. Similarly, limiting search processes leads to declines in policy making. At the same time, the authors find little evidence that the factors usually thought to be responsible for government expansion—partisan control, changes in presidential leadership, and shifts in public opinion—can be systematically related to the patterns they observe. Drawing on data tracing the course of American public policy since World War II, Baumgartner and Jones once again deepen our understanding of the dynamics of American policy making.

Global Justice And The Politics Of Information

Author: Sky Croeser
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317629833
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Global Justice And The Politics Of Information from the Author: Sky Croeser. "Drawing on extensive interviews and fieldwork, this book illustrates the importance of contributions from local movements around the world to the struggle for global justice. Including detailed case studies on opposition to genetically-modified crops in the south of India, and the digital liberties movement, this book is vital reading for anyone trying to understand the changing relationship between science, technology, and progressive movements around the world"--

The Politics Of Freedom Of Information

Author: Ben Worthy
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 1526108526
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The Politics Of Freedom Of Information from the Author: Ben Worthy. Why do governments pass freedom of information laws? The symbolic power and force surrounding FOI makes it appealing as an electoral promise but hard to disengage from once in power. However, behind closed doors compromises and manoeuvers ensure that bold policies are seriously weakened before they reach the statute book. The politics of freedom of information examines how Tony Blair's government proposed a radical FOI law only to back down in fear of what it would do. But FOI survived, in part due to the government's reluctance to be seen to reject a law that spoke of 'freedom', 'information' and 'rights'. After comparing the British experience with the difficult development of FOI in Australia, India and the United States - and the rather different cases of Ireland and New Zealand - the book concludes by looking at how the disruptive, dynamic and democratic effects of FOI laws continue to cause controversy once in operation.

Resisting The Virtual Life

Author: James Brook
Publisher: City Lights Books
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Resisting The Virtual Life from the Author: James Brook. A variety of contributors gauge the impact of the new video, computer, and networked communications on the ways of life in a restructured world, exposing relations of power and dependence and offering strategies of resistance.

The Global Politics Of Science And Technology Vol 2

Author: Maximilian Mayer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 364255010X
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The Global Politics Of Science And Technology Vol 2 from the Author: Maximilian Mayer. An increasing number of scholars have begun to see science and technology as relevant issues in International Relations (IR), acknowledging the impact of material elements, technical instruments, and scientific practices on international security, statehood, and global governance. This two-volume collection brings the debate about science and technology to the center of International Relations. It shows how integrating science and technology translates into novel analytical frameworks, conceptual approaches and empirical puzzles, and thereby offers a state-of-the-art review of various methodological and theoretical ways in which sciences and technologies matter for the study of international affairs and world politics. The authors not only offer a set of practical examples of research frameworks for experts and students alike, but also propose a conceptual space for interdisciplinary learning in order to improve our understanding of the global politics of science and technology. The second volume raises a plethora of issue areas, actors, and cases under the umbrella notion techno-politics. Distinguishing between interactional and co-productive perspectives, it outlines a toolbox of analytical frameworks that transcend technological determinism and social constructivism.

The Politics Of Information In Early Modern Europe

Author: Sabrina Alcorn Baron
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134630743
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The Politics Of Information In Early Modern Europe from the Author: Sabrina Alcorn Baron. In its various European contexts, the invention and spread of newspapers in the seventeenth century had a profound effect on early modern culture and politics. While recent research has explored the role of the newspaper in transforming information into ideology in various European countries, this book is the first to bring this work together into a comprehensive and comparative survey.

The Economics And Politics Of Climate Change

Author: Dieter Helm
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019957328X
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The Economics And Politics Of Climate Change from the Author: Dieter Helm. The volume brings together leading climate change policy experts to set out the economic analysis and the nature of the negotiations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen and beyond.

The Politics Of Southeast Asia S New Media

Author: William Atkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113686055X
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The Politics Of Southeast Asia S New Media from the Author: William Atkins. Demonstrates that the challenge to authoritarian regimes, anticipated by modern theorists as a result of the globalization of news and information, is not materializing. Instead, state control is continuing in new, subtler forms.

The Politics Of Nanjing

Author: Minoru Kitamura
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761835790
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The Politics Of Nanjing from the Author: Minoru Kitamura. The events of December, 1937 in Nanjing are long-standing causes of contention rooted in political differences of opinion between China and Japan. The Chinese view is unified, expressed in the "300,000 victims" engraved on the memorial walls in Nanjing, which bluntly refers to the Chinese opinion and entity of the "Great Massacre School." Views in Japan range from complete denial to agreement with the Chinese. The Japanese government's position of denial fuels the diplomatic clash. The Politics of Nanjing takes a centrist position in order to reconstruct historiographically the days leading up to and following the Japanese invasion of the capital and the political aftermath in China-Japan relations.

The Politics Of The Draft Common Frame Of Reference

Author: Alessandro Somma
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041131418
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The Politics Of The Draft Common Frame Of Reference from the Author: Alessandro Somma. This collection of essays reflects both the diversity of the group s work and the common thread that runs through it. The core claim here is that the DCFR, despite the Commission s characterization of its proposals as purely technical, cannot escape politics. The intent is to critically identify and evaluate the model of social justice underlying the DCFR."