The list of things being discussed and sometimes acted upon by an institution, the news media, or the public at large.
The process by which problems and alternative solutions gain or lose public and elite attention, or the activities of various actors and groups that cause issues to gain grater attention or prevent them from gaining attention.
In group theories of politics, the theory, assumption, or belief that there are many groups that compete with each other reasonably open political system and that policy results from this group competition.
In studies of groups and politics, the theory or belief that policy making is dominated by the best educated, wealthiest, and most powerful elites.
A fact or situation that may be unpleasant but about which nothing can be done.
The act of putting a decision, such as legislation or regulation into effect.
Any issue, problem or idea that could possibly be considered by participants in the policy process provided that the idea does not fall outside well-established social, political, ideological and legal norms.
The list of all the possible ideas that could ever be advanced in any society.
The list of issues that is being currently considered by a governmental institution, such as an agency, legislature, or court.
The agenda that contains items that are about to be acted upon by a governmental body, such as bills, court cases, or regulations.
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