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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/195165
Title:
Supreme Court Agenda Setting
Author:
Williams, Jeffrey David
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This research examines the Supreme Court's agenda setting behavior. Specifically, I examine the impact of the external environment on the Supreme Court's certiorari process. It is hypothesized that the Court's behavior during this process is conditional upon: 1) its ideological relationship to Congress and the public, and 2) the types of issues before the Court. I argue that the Court behaves strategically, and that as the Court's ideological distance from other actors increases, it will be more likely to structure its agenda in favor of issues that fall within the Court's domain. Conversely, it is argued that the Court would be less likely to focus on issues within the congressional domain as this distance increases. The results indicate that the Court is engaging in strategic behavior in that the agenda setting process is contingent upon issue type, the Court's relationship to Congress, and the Court's relationship to the public.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
court; strategic; agenda
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Political Science; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Langer, Laura
Committee Chair:
Langer, Laura

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleSupreme Court Agenda Settingen_US
dc.creatorWilliams, Jeffrey Daviden_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Jeffrey Daviden_US
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis research examines the Supreme Court's agenda setting behavior. Specifically, I examine the impact of the external environment on the Supreme Court's certiorari process. It is hypothesized that the Court's behavior during this process is conditional upon: 1) its ideological relationship to Congress and the public, and 2) the types of issues before the Court. I argue that the Court behaves strategically, and that as the Court's ideological distance from other actors increases, it will be more likely to structure its agenda in favor of issues that fall within the Court's domain. Conversely, it is argued that the Court would be less likely to focus on issues within the congressional domain as this distance increases. The results indicate that the Court is engaging in strategic behavior in that the agenda setting process is contingent upon issue type, the Court's relationship to Congress, and the Court's relationship to the public.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectcourten_US
dc.subjectstrategicen_US
dc.subjectagendaen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLanger, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.chairLanger, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMishler, Williamen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKanthak, Kristinen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1496en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659746266en_US
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