Agenda Setting. G.D.R.U.U. Abeyrathne , Dept. of Economics, University of Ruhuna , Matara. Key Terms. Policy Formation: the total process of creating or forming a public policy.
Dept. of Economics,
University of Ruhuna,
Institutional agenda is comprised of those issues that a government has decided to act on seriously (e.g. Legislative calender) It is also known as public agenda as opposed to popular agenda. Thus systemic agenda can be thought of as those issues which are waiting to enter the institution agenda.
It was thought that if the audience of the issue is greater, the possibility of entering into institutional agenda also is greater. Social significance and specificity of issue are also important aspects in this regard.
1. Widespread attention 2. Shared concern of a sizable portion of the public 3. Acceptance by the public as proper for governmental intervention.
1. Outside initiative model(It is similar to model discussed above under the Cobb 2. Mobilization Model . Under this models issues are initiated within the government and then enter the agenda 3. Inside initiative model: Issues are initiated internally but are not expanded to the public. Issue supporters desired to keep the issues within governmental area exclusively.