Book Chapter

The Australian Policy Agendas Project

Keith Dowding, Aaron Martin, Rhonda Evans

Comparative Policy Agendas Theory, Tools, Data | Oxford University Press | Published : 2019


Keith Dowding and Aaron Martin launched the Australian Policy Agendas Project (APAP) in 2012 under an Australian Research Council Discovery grant. Their work has resulted in ten publications to date. Under the leadership of Rhonda L. Evans, the Edward A. Clark Center at the University of Texas at Austin began work on the APAP in 2014, collecting data on decisions of the High Court of Australia and front-page stories from the Sydney Morning Herald. This chapter outlines some features of the Australian political system; what was coded as part of APAP; and an example of how the data has been used by the authors.

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