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Preface. 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.