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Get Your Tongue out of My Mouth 'Cause I'm Kissin' You Goodbye: The Politics of Ideas

Meier, Kenneth John 2004. Get Your Tongue out of My Mouth 'Cause I'm Kissin' You Goodbye: The Politics of Ideas. Policy Studies Journal 32 (2) , pp. 225-233. 10.1111/j.1541-0072.2004.00062.x

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Abstract

The seminal work of Derthick and Quirk (1985) argues that public policy changes when the intellectual debate of ideas establishes that policy options are legitimate and current policies are ineffective. Overlooked in their otherwise exceptional analysis is the role that country music plays in the politics of ideas. The thesis of this article is that country music is a crucial part of the politics of ideas, and, in fact, many policy debates are resolved in country music well before the intellectual community of policy analysts reaches a consensus. This article will recap some of the key policy debates in which country music set the agenda, established the key policy alternatives, or resolved the policy debate and permitted the adoption of public policy (Anderson, 1994).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
J Political Science > J General legislative and executive papers
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Publisher: Wiley Blackwell
ISSN: 0190-292X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:29
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/39905

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