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Attention and Water Governance: An Agenda-Setting Perspective

Tosun, Jale; Scherer, Ulrike 1,2
1 Engler-Bunte-Institut (EBI), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
2 Institut für Technische Chemie und Polymerchemie (ITCP), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


The concept of agenda-setting has resulted in vibrant research in political science. The aim of this Special Issue is to advance the state of research on water governance by alluding to the possibilities for applying this particular theoretical perspective to water issues. Agenda-setting concerns how and when issues enter the public debate (discussion agenda) or are taken into account by policymakers with a view to proposing policies (decision agenda). Simply put, agenda-setting is about the process of drawing or paying attention to certain issues. Despite the intuitiveness of this concept, the underlying political and societal processes related to water governance are complex and require careful research designs in order to realize the full potential of agenda-setting research. The contributions to this Special Issue combine theoretically convincing research on agenda-setting with research on issues in water governance.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000124589
Veröffentlicht am 14.10.2020
DOI: 10.3390/w12082138
Zitationen: 4
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Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Engler-Bunte-Institut (EBI)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2020
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2073-4441
KITopen-ID: 1000124589
Erschienen in Water
Verlag MDPI
Band 12
Heft 8
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 2138
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 28.07.2020
Schlagwörter agenda-setting; contestation; decision agenda; discussion agenda; framing; policy change; water governance
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