JEPP Special Issue on Agenda-Setting in Comparative Public Policy

Editors: Frank R. Baumgartner, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, and Bryan D. Jones

Scheduled for publication late 2006

Click on the papers below to see the current versions, as of March 2006, of each contribution. Many of the papers presented here were originally presented at a conference / workshop in Aarhus in July 2005 or at the APSA in August 2005. Since then they have been revised for this special issue. In January and February 2006 initial versions were submitted to the editors and authors have now revised their contributions in line with the comments and suggestions of the editors. The March 2006 versions of the chapters, included here, are ready for external review, and the authors will again revise them to respond to those comments.


  1. Frank R. Baumgartner, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, and Bryan D. Jones. Agenda-setting in Comparative Perspective
  2. Peter John. The Policy Agendas Project: a Review
  3. Sarah B. Pralle. Timing and Sequence in Agenda Setting and Policy Change: A comparative study of lawn care pesticide politics in Canada and the U.S.
  4. Erin Penner, Kelly Blidook and Stuart Soroka. Legislative Priorities and Public Opinion: Representation of Partisan Agendas in the Canadian House of Commons
  5. Stefaan Walgrave, Frédéric Varone, and Patrick Dumont. Policy with or without Parties? A Comparative Analysis of Policy Priorities and Policy Change in Belgium, 1991-2000
  6. Christoffer Green-Pedersen and John Wilkerson. How Agenda-setting Attributes Shape Politics: Problem Attention, Agenda Dynamics and Comparative Health Policy Developments in the U.S. and Denmark
  7. Peter John. Explaining Policy Change: The Impact of the Media, Public Opinion and Political Violence on Urban Budgets in England
  8. Christian Breunig. The More Things Change, the More Things Stay the Same: A Comparative Analysis of Budget Punctuations
  9. Frank R. Baumgartner, Abel Francois, and Martial Foucault. Punctuated Equilibrium in the French Budgeting Process
  10. Arco Timmermans and Peter Scholten. The Political Flow of Wisdom: Science Institutions as Policy Venues in The Netherlands
  11. Sebastiaan Princen and Mark Rhinard. Crashing and Creeping: Agenda Setting Dynamics in the European Union