If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support

Informal Congressional Caucuses and Agenda Setting

Susan Webb Hammond, Daniel P. Mulhollan and Arthur G. Stevens, Jr.
The Western Political Quarterly
Vol. 38, No. 4 (Dec., 1985), pp. 583-605
DOI: 10.2307/448614
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/448614
Page Count: 23
  • Download PDF
  • Cite this Item

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If you need an accessible version of this item please contact JSTOR User Support
Informal Congressional Caucuses and Agenda Setting
Preview not available

Abstract

The number of informal caucuses, or informal groups, in the U.S. Congress has increased rapidly during the past decade. This article examines the activities and influence of these caucuses in agenda setting. Variables which affect caucus agenda activity, and differences among types of caucuses in affecting governmental and public agendas are analysed: caucuses differ in the locus of agenda activity, in the attention to discretionary or nondiscretionary issues, and in their agenda building processes.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[583]
    [583]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
584
    584
  • Thumbnail: Page 
585
    585
  • Thumbnail: Page 
586
    586
  • Thumbnail: Page 
587
    587
  • Thumbnail: Page 
588
    588
  • Thumbnail: Page 
589
    589
  • Thumbnail: Page 
590
    590
  • Thumbnail: Page 
591
    591
  • Thumbnail: Page 
592
    592
  • Thumbnail: Page 
593
    593
  • Thumbnail: Page 
594
    594
  • Thumbnail: Page 
595
    595
  • Thumbnail: Page 
596
    596
  • Thumbnail: Page 
597
    597
  • Thumbnail: Page 
598
    598
  • Thumbnail: Page 
599
    599
  • Thumbnail: Page 
600
    600
  • Thumbnail: Page 
601
    601
  • Thumbnail: Page 
602
    602
  • Thumbnail: Page 
603
    603
  • Thumbnail: Page 
604
    604
  • Thumbnail: Page 
605
    605