Methodology, Theory and Findings of Kingdon’s Agenda, Alternatives, and Public Policies

Document Type : Original Article


PhD in Political Science , University of Tehran


Classic studies, in any academic field are based on accumulated knowledge, and due to their innovations and new findings are among important works of the field, which may also cause new streams in further academic studies. Kingdon’s Agendas, Alternatives and Public Policies, first published in 1984, is one of the classic works in the field of political science and public policy. In this study, it’s been trying to explain the logic of policy process until the final stage of decision-making and law-making. In other word, it explains the appearance of policy ideas and policy proposals and the formation of agendas and alternative choices. In this paper, we demonstrate a detailed description of the Kingdon’s methodological, theoretical and findings. We believe that such an essay could make a useful insight for policy studies in Iran.


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