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Эволюция концепта “политическая повестка” в зарубежных политологических исследованиях

The article shows how views on the first stage of the policy process, agenda setting, have been developed in political science. We discuss different approaches to political agenda definition and different ways to indicate this kind of agenda, focusing on parliamentary agenda. Examples of indicators used by political scientists include parliamentary questions, parliamentary debates or hearings, parliamentary inquiries and legislative initiatives.

Moreover, this paper provides an overview of factors deemed to be the most important for the development of agenda-setting research and the key direction of academic literature in this field. The paper contains a critique of the main agenda-setting conceptual models. The current conceptual trends of this research approach are outlined, which includes the break with American-based agenda-setting theory, the spread of comparative analysis, the development of quantitatively oriented policy methods, and the increase in policy dynamics research. Media impact and political parties’ influence on the political agenda are also highlighted in the latest empirical studies.

The results are based on an analysis of research projects that were represented in Web of Science publications with the highest citation index. Publications were selected by using the topic "Agenda setting" in the category "Political science", without selection of a concrete time period. Statistics of co-citation were analysed and a co-citation map was created through the computer program VOSviewer.