This guide is offers starting point to researching an issue at each stage of the Issue-Attention Cycle.
Resources with historical coverage 1940-1990 have been emphasized in this guide.
Stages of the Issue Attention Cycle *
* The Issue Attention Cycle was developed by Anthony Downs in his essay, Up and Down with Ecology: the “Issue-Attention Cycle," originally published in the journal Public Interest, volume 28, page 38, in 1972.
** Stage Two and Stage Three are main focus of the EVRN 332 research assignment.
Looking for full text of the primary resources that document the process of the bill becoming a law?
Most of the public laws researched for this assignment will be included in ProQuest Legislative Insight. You can easily search by Public Law number, Bill number, or the Statute at Large citation.