Kingdon: agendas, alternatives, and public policies

 

Agenda building is often the first step in your  policy practice tasks. Building a solid agenda may well determine the  success of the development of a policy proposal and may also determine  your success in placing an issue in front of a decision maker. 

For this Assignment, you evaluate the accuracy of the Kingdon model of policymaking.

To prepare: Review Chapter 6 in your text, paying special attention to the section entitled “Three Challenges in Agenda Building.”

Submit a 2-page paper evaluating the accuracy of the Kingdon model in policymaking. Address the following:

  • Discuss the three streams Kingdon has identified where problems  originate, and provide your opinion on which one most accurately  reflects how and why policies come about.
  • Discuss the assertion that certain kinds of issues receive preferential treatment in problem solution and political streams.
  • Discuss tactics that policy practitioners use within each of the  three streams to increase the odds that a specific issue will be placed  on decision agendas.
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