The Politics of Agenda Setting: The Car and the Shaping of Public Policy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Politics of Agenda Setting

The Car and the Shaping of Public Policy, 1st Edition

By Nick Robinson


290 pages

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This title was first published in 2000. A timely look at the politics of agenda setting in relation to the car, under both the Conservative and Labour governments since the late 1980s.


’…an important contribution to our understanding of transport politics and policy.’ Professor Wyn Grant, University of Warwick, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Agenda setting: a review of the literature; History: from the un-politics to the new politics of transport; Problem centered models of agenda setting; Actor centered models of agenda setting; The European Union and national transport policy; Local authorities and the transport agenda under Major: the qualified rise of power dependency in central-local relations; Conclusion; Postscript: new labour and the politics of transport; Bibliography.

About the Author

Nick Robinson

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