Table of contents for The dynamics of legislation : leadership and policy change in the congressional process / Charles R. Wise.

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 The Author.
 1. Can Congress Legislate to Meet Today's Challenges?
 2. Policy Change and the Legislative Process.
 3. Policy Initiation: From Public Opinion to Congressional Agenda.
 4. Setting the Agenda.
 5. Dissensus: Conflict and Stalemate.
 6. Building a Consensus.
 7. Political Change and Issue Turbulence.
 8. Mobilizing a Winning Coalition.
 9. Overcoming the Opposition: Pressure and the Use of Partisanship.
 10. Seizing the Strategic Opportunity: A Policy Initiative Becomes Law.
 11. Aftermath: The Effect of the Policy Breakthrough.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Legislation United States, Criminal law United States, United States, Congress