Actori-cheie in stabilirea agendei; de la conflict politic la monopol institutional


  • Serban Cerkez National University of Political Studies and Public Administration


This article analyses the agenda setting process as a realm of political conflict between actors seeking to satisfy their preferences. Besides the political struggle, agenda setting is also influenced by: technical expertise, policy transfers and veto powers. The main paint of the paper is to discuss the issue of disproportionate influence capacity that characterizes the interest group environment. Unequal power affects the distribution and definition of agenda items keeping some issues low on the priorities list. Beside the inequality, the agenda setting is also influenced by the veto players and monopoly decision makers. The monopoly upon agenda setting process makes policy implementation very difficult strengthening citizens resistance to policy change.