The UK Policy Agendas Project

Shaun Bevan, Will Jennings

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Abstract

The UK Policy Agendas Project has collected a wide range of data on the policy agenda of major institutional venues in British politics and on the public and media agendas. This rich data source allows systematic and consistent analysis across institutions, and across countries, extending back over a century in the case of some agendas. The data provide measures of the policy agenda of the executive (the Speech from the Throne) and the legislature (Acts of UK Parliament), along with aggregate survey data about the public agenda (public opinion about the most important problem), media (front-page stories of The Times), Prime Minister’s Questions, and bills and hearings of the Scottish Parliament. Through its extensive collection of data, the project has enabled novel insights into the policy agenda of UK government, how it responds to shocks and external pressures, and how patterns of policy change and stability compare to other countries.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComparative Policy Agendas
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Tools, Data
EditorsFrank Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, Emiliano Grossman
Place of PublicationOxford, United Kingdom
PublisherOxford University Press
Chapter20
Pages176-183
ISBN (Print)9780198835332
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • british politics
  • agenda-setting
  • media
  • institutions
  • Scottish Parliament
  • Comparative Agendas Project
  • UK Agendas Project

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