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Bordeaux Coding Workshop PDF Imprimer Envoyer
Mardi, 23 Novembre 2010 23:32


Bordeaux Workshop ParticipantsThe Bordeaux Coding Workshop has taken place on November 22, 2010. It has included representatives from Belgium, Italy, Spain and the US, plus several younger or future members of the French Team.

Apart of drinking good wine and having fancy dinners, it had two complementary objectives. First, the idea was to bring the idea of automatic coding and the use of Texttools closer to the teams that have not yet been working with it. Hence, apart from presentations, hands-on sessions were devoted to effective learning of the Texttools software. Second, we wanted to have a debate on the future of automatic coding and the opportunity of adopting a collective strategy with regard to the further development of automatic coding tools.

The workshop clearly was a great success on all three fronts (food and drink, learning, strategy). A final statement concerning the future of automatic coding will be circulated shortly to other members of the Agendas community for consideration and discussion.

You may download the presentation on the French experience with Texttools here. The slides on automatic coding of the French newspaper Le Monde can be downloaded here.

For any questions related to the workshop do not hesitate to contact us (link below).

Mise à jour le Mercredi, 24 Novembre 2010 11:47
Un nouveau cours sur les Agendas à l'IEP de Bordeaux! PDF Imprimer Envoyer
Lundi, 20 Septembre 2010 13:54

A partir de cette année, Sylvain Brouard organise un enseignement en Anglais sur la mise sur agenda dans les systèmes politiques contemporains. Voici la présentation du cours.


Fall 2010

Agenda setting, issue definition and public policy

Monday, 9:45 – 11h15; Amphi Ellul

Sylvain Brouard

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The course will focus on the process of defining the content of the agendas – “agenda setting”

- and its effects. The power that stems from the ability to set the agenda is tremendous as the

agenda setter model exemplifies it by showing how variations in decision making rules may

affect policy outcomes. By allowing gate-keeping power to one agent for example, decision

making rules may particularly affect attention (and the lack of) to issues. Attention is at the

basis of agenda setting. In fact, more generally, beyond institutional rules, when no attention

is drawn on a specific social condition (AIDS, drought in a specific country, poverty,

excision, immigration, Islam, etc.) a (policy) change or action is unlikely. So some agents

may have incentives to push that specific social condition on the agenda to raise it as an issue

and conversely, some may want to block the agenda access. The way an issue is raised i.e

how the issue is defined, may increase or decrease attention and provide or not a compelling

argument. Moreover, where an issue is raised may determine its fate. Some institutional

venues are more sensitive to some issues or some issue definitions than others. So policy

entrepreneurs have incentives to venue-shopping. Nevertheless, attention is limited. So all

issues cannot be at the same time on the agendas. Thus, a specific pattern of agendas

evolution will be followed that as been described as punctuated equilibrium. The course will

explore in details the different analytical components of agenda setting (salience, priming,

framing, tone…). Several types of agendas will be analyzed as well as their interaction :

media agendas, public (opinion) agenda, policy agendas. The role and impact of the

strategies, opportunities and resources of several types of actors (media, politicians, interest

groups and social movement, etc.) will be discussed in the process of setting the agendas.

Finally how issues have risen and fallen on the political agendas over time will also be

analyzed in details using various examples (AIDS, tobacco, nuclear power, inflation…) from

different countries (USA, Canada, France, etc.).


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Mise à jour le Lundi, 20 Septembre 2010 14:22
Working Paper 2/10 - Information and policy change PDF Imprimer Envoyer
Vendredi, 04 Juin 2010 17:01

WP Agendas 2/10

Juin 2010

Cette contribution est issue de la présentation de Frank Baumgartner dans le cadre du séminaire général du Centre d'études européennes de Sciences Po le 19 mai 2010.

Information and Policy Change

Frank R. Baumgartner

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Centre d’Etudes Européennes, Sciences Po Paris

In this short paper I am going to draw some distinctions and explain some concepts that will be fundamental to a book in progress, The Politics of Information, which seems now to be approaching the iconic status even of Warren Miller and Donald Stokes’ “forthcoming” book-length version of their classic 1966 article. Rather than attempt an overview or present a single chapter, I will take the hazardous route of presenting some of the concepts, especially those concepts and distinctive approaches that we want to explore that are likely to lead to the most confusion, concern, and consternation. But, we hope as well, perhaps the most progress. So let me barge right in.

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