Title

Agenda Setting, Issue Priorities and Organizational Maintenance: The US Supreme Court, 1955 to 1994

Department

Political Science & International Affairs

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2005

Abstract

The article presents information on agenda setting, issue priorities and organizational maintenance in the U.S. In recent decades, political science has turned to the study of agenda setting as a central aspect of collective decision-making environments. The content of the public agenda and the issue agendas of political institutions make significant social change possible. Recent studies suggest that these political institutions are engaged in both competitive relationships, as they identify and pursue both active and latent public issues, and more complex cue-taking relationships. For separated powers, the problems of co-operation and competition with one another are entwined with internal collective decision-making dilemmas.

Journal

British Journal of Political Science

Journal ISSN

1469-2112

Volume

35

Issue

2

First Page

369

Last Page

381

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1017/S0007123405000207