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The Resource Agenda dynamics in Spain, Laura Chaques Bonafont, Anna Palau, Frank R. Baumgartner, (electronic book)

Agenda dynamics in Spain, Laura Chaques Bonafont, Anna Palau, Frank R. Baumgartner, (electronic book)

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Agenda dynamics in Spain
Title
Agenda dynamics in Spain
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Laura Chaques Bonafont, Anna Palau, Frank R. Baumgartner
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Language
eng
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  • Spanish politics has been transformed. Using new techniques, this book looks at 30 years of Spanish political history to understand party competition, the impact of the EU, media-government relations, aspirations for independence in Catalonia and the Basque region, and the declining role of religion.
  • 'Laura Chaques Bonafont, Anna Palau, and Frank Baumgartner deploy the vast database of the Spanish Policy Agenda Project to show how policymaking attention is a scarce commodity in the political process and how it affects policy outcomes. The book challenges current understandings of European politics by studying attention allocation along with the more standard factors of political preferences and governing institutions, and, as a consequence, offers new insights into Spanish politics as well as comparative politics more generally. It is a must-read for students of public policy processes, comparative politics, and Spanish politics.'-Bryan D. Jones, J.J. 'Jake' Pickle Regents' Chair in Congressional Studies, University of Texas at Austin, USA 'This is a very important book for our understanding of the Spanish policy process during its recent democratic period. Very rich in providing original data, Agenda Dynamics in Spain introduces a sophisticated analysis of policy-making in a parliamentary democracy, focusing on the relations between the executive and the legislative in a context of multi-level government, from the regional to the European level. Making clear how policy agenda actually works, this book represents a milestone for public policy analysis in Spain and a very relevant contribution for the study of European comparative politics.'-Jacint Jordana, Director of the Institut Barcelona d'Etudis Internacionals, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
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UK-WkNB
Dewey number
320.946
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
Spanish politics has evolved from a consensual democracy with a focus on consolidating democratic rule to one where political parties increasingly polarize around ideologically rigid positions of Left and Right. No government seems able to resolve fundamental social conflicts relating to economic growth, relations with the regions, the EU, and the Church. Members of Parliament are regularly sidelined compared to the Prime Minister, even as the regional governments and the European Union increasingly make important policy decisions in a growing number policy domains. Tracing political history from the transition to democracy to the present, this engaging and highly empirical book provides a new look at Spanish politics, based on a policy agendas approach. Students, academics, and those interested in policy change and institutional design over the long term, will all find the book of interest
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Agenda dynamics in Spain, Laura Chaques Bonafont, Anna Palau, Frank R. Baumgartner, (electronic book)
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Contents
List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements Glossary PART I: THEORY AND METHODS 1. Policy dynamics in Democratic Spain 2. Data and methods PART II: THE DYNAMICS OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS IN SPAIN 3. Broken promises 4. The government opposition game 5. Media and politics in Spain PART III: POLICY ISSUES IN AN AGENDA-DYNAMICS APPROACH 6. Political decentralization 7. Europeanization 8. Framing the abortion debate PART IV: CONCLUSIONS 9. Transformations in Spanish Politics, 1982-2013 References Appendices Index
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9781137328793
Extent
312 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137328793
Other physical details
45 figures, 34.
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unspecified
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Agenda dynamics in Spain, Laura Chaques Bonafont, Anna Palau, Frank R. Baumgartner, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements Glossary PART I: THEORY AND METHODS 1. Policy dynamics in Democratic Spain 2. Data and methods PART II: THE DYNAMICS OF POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS IN SPAIN 3. Broken promises 4. The government opposition game 5. Media and politics in Spain PART III: POLICY ISSUES IN AN AGENDA-DYNAMICS APPROACH 6. Political decentralization 7. Europeanization 8. Framing the abortion debate PART IV: CONCLUSIONS 9. Transformations in Spanish Politics, 1982-2013 References Appendices Index
Control code
9781137328793
Extent
312 p.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9781137328793
Other physical details
45 figures, 34.
Specific material designation
unspecified

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