TitleIs how you say it more important than what you say?
NameBerger, Marci Susan Reiss (author), Cantor, Joel (chair), Rosenthal, Alan (internal member), Schneider, Dona (internal member), Thompson, Frank (outside member), Rutgers University, Graduate School - New Brunswick,
SubjectPlanning and Public Policy,
Stem cells--Research--New Jersey,
Science and state--Government policy,
Needle exchange programs--New Jersey
DescriptionFraming an issue often sets the parameters of any public policy debate, including healthcare, and Issue Framing may predetermine the outcome. Can Issue Framing explain why New Jersey, a traditionally activist state, played a leading role on Stem Cell Research while lagging behind on Needle Exchange programs? It is hypothesized that Issue Framing will play a large role in explaining this legislative dichotomy. This hypothesis was found to be partially correct after analyzing both primary and secondary sources. Issue Framing was found to play a role in the debate phase of the policy process, but other factors also contributed to the different paths of Needle Exchange and Stem Cell Research in New Jersey.
NoteIncludes bibliographical references
Noteby Marci Susan Reiss Berger
CollectionGraduate School - New Brunswick Electronic Theses and Dissertations
Organization NameRutgers, The State University of New Jersey
RightsThe author owns the copyright to this work.