New PDF release: Artists of the Possible: Governing Networks and American

By Matt Grossmann

Do policymakers heed the voices of the yank public or simply the lobbyists in Washington? Why do they take motion on well-being reform, yet now not gun keep an eye on? Why does policymaking often crawl, and infrequently in no way? Artists of the Possible takes on those questions, interpreting sixty years of family coverage heritage to supply a brand new realizing of what drives policymaking in all 3 branches of presidency. the consequences are fabulous: public coverage doesn't handle the public's biggest matters. the quantity of policy-and its liberal or conservative direction-emerges as a substitute from coalition construction and compromises between political elites. Elections, public opinion, and media insurance have little impression, regardless of the difficulty quarter. Even adjustments in Washington's partisan stability and ideological divides fail to reliably produce shifts in coverage course. This data-rich, exhaustively researched paintings overturns our most elementary assumptions approximately how coverage is made, demanding the proposal that our govt is of, by way of, and for the people.

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