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By Matt Grossmann

ISBN-10: 0199967830

ISBN-13: 9780199967834

ISBN-10: 0199967849

ISBN-13: 9780199967841

Do policymakers heed the voices of the yank public or in basic terms the lobbyists in Washington? Why do they take motion on wellbeing and fitness reform, yet now not gun keep watch over? Why does policymaking frequently crawl, and occasionally certainly not? Artists of the Possible takes on those questions, interpreting sixty years of family coverage historical past to supply a brand new realizing of what drives policymaking in all 3 branches of presidency. the implications are miraculous: public coverage doesn't tackle the public's biggest matters. the quantity of policy-and its liberal or conservative direction-emerges in its place from coalition development and compromises between political elites. Elections, public opinion, and media assurance have little impression, irrespective of the problem quarter. Even adjustments in Washington's partisan stability and ideological divides fail to reliably produce shifts in coverage path. This data-rich, exhaustively researched paintings overturns our most elementary assumptions approximately how coverage is made, difficult the proposal that our executive is of, via, and for the people.

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