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The 4th Annual Conference of the Comparative Policy Agendas Project , Catania

Meer in Italië
date June 23, 2011 15:00 - June 26, 2011
city Catania, Italy
location Via Vittorio Emanuele II, 49 Show location
room Facoltà di Scienze Politiche

The 4th Annual Conference of the Comparative Policy Agendas Project 

June 23-25, 2011

University of Catania, Italy

The Comparative Agendas Project (CAP) brings together scholars developing systematic indicators of issue attention within their nations’ political systems. 

The CAP extends the Policy Agendas Project topic system, originally developed for the United States, to other nations (www.policyagendas.org). This system classifies events (e.g. bills, parliamentary questions, or media stories) for topic, making it possible to study the frequency of such events, and to enable scholars to find and investigate particular events in more detail. 

The 19 major topics of the taxonomy (e.g. defense or health) and 200+ subtopics (e.g. military personnel or hospitals) are comprehensive and applied consistently across time. As a result, they can be used to reliably compare issue attention longitudinally, across decision-making venues, and between nations.

On behalf of the Montesquieu Institute, papers will be presented by dr. Arco Timmermans, Lucie Spanhilevo, Petya Alexandrova and Anne Rasmussen.

This conference is also being supported and organised by the Montesquieu Institute.


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