Crashing and creeping: agenda-setting dynamics in the European Union

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Series Details Vol.13, No.7, September 2006, p1119-1132
Publication Date September 2006
ISSN 1350-1763
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Agenda-setting in the EU takes place in two ways: ‘from above’ through high-level political institutions urging EU action, and ‘from below’ through policy experts formulating specific proposals in low-level groups and working parties. This article formulates a theoretical framework for understanding the differences between these two processes. Moreover, it shows how they may interact and become intertwined in the course of actual agenda-setting processes. The utility of the approach is demonstrated in two contrasting case studies: one of EU anti-smoking policy and one of EU anti-bioterrorism policy.

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