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Attentive Public

That part of the public that is attuned to current affairs and the coverage of current affairs in the media.

(American Politics Glossary. http://www.laits.utexas.edu/gov310/IPOM/glossary.html)

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The attentive public consists of individuals who are outside of the government itself, whose main influence on the policy process is to generate ideas and discussion through conferences, publications, and occasional lobbying.

References

Pal, L. (2006). Beyond Policy Analysis: Public Issue Management in Turbulent Times. Third Edition. Toronto: Nelson – Thomson.

 

     

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