Public attention, political action: The example of environmental regulation

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dc.contributor.authorNewig, J
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-23T16:01:24Z-
dc.date.available2021-12-23T16:01:24Z-
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.issn10434631
dc.identifier.urihttps://osnascholar.ub.uni-osnabrueck.de/handle/unios/4935-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, a rational choice model of the dynamics of public attention to politically relevant issues is proposed, responding to the following research questions: When and why does public attention arise in the first place? Do `issue attention cycles' really exist? What issues are likely to attain which degree of public attention? How can public attention be measured soundly? In which way does public attention influence regulatory action, and how, in turn, is public attention affected by political action? To this end, the paper sets off with a discussion of the concepts of `public', `issue', `attention' and `cycle'. Key variables of the causal model include the acuteness/severity and accessibility/visibility of the issue at stake, as well as the ability to `solve' the underlying problem. In an empirical study, several environmental issues and their corresponding regulation in Germany are examined in order to test the theoretical conjectures which could, for the most part, be empirically supported.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD
dc.relation.ispartofRATIONALITY AND SOCIETY
dc.subjectAGENDA
dc.subjectCYCLE
dc.subjectISSUE-ATTENTION
dc.subjectMASS-MEDIA
dc.subjectmedia coverage
dc.subjectpolitical action
dc.subjectpublic attention
dc.subjectrational choice
dc.subjectSociology
dc.titlePublic attention, political action: The example of environmental regulation
dc.typejournal article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1043463104043713
dc.identifier.isiISI:000221915600002
dc.description.volume16
dc.description.issue2
dc.description.startpage149
dc.description.endpage190
dc.contributor.orcid0000-0003-2390-2982
dc.identifier.eissn14617358
dc.publisher.place1 OLIVERS YARD, 55 CITY ROAD, LONDON EC1Y 1SP, ENGLAND
dcterms.isPartOf.abbreviationRation. Soc.
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