Review of Public Administration and Management

Review of Public Administration and Management
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ISSN: 2315-7844


Mergen Dyussenov

Mergen Dyussenov
National Institute of Singapore, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,

  • Research Article
    Contrasting between Focusing, Real-world and Significant Events in Agenda-Setting: Introducing a New Typology of “Anchor” Events
    Author(s): Mergen DyussenovMergen Dyussenov

    The focusing event theory has been substantially formed by contributions of John Kingdon by offering a somewhat broader definition of focusing events through the prism of his multiple streams theory, and Thomas Birkland, who introduced better precision by listing a number of basic characteristics of focusing events (e.g. using the example of 9/11 terrorist attacks as a focusing event, as in Birkland 2004). These major contributions notwithstanding, there still seems to be a strikingly persistent absence of clarity in defining the notion of "focusing events" within the agenda-setting stage of the policy process, and a lack of a general typology of related significant, or key events. Even somewhat more disturbing is that, inspired by Birkland’s notion of focusing events, a number of subsequent scholars attempted to develop this theory, unintentionally further conflating .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2315-7844.1000202

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