ERIC Number: ED307698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Mar
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The Evolution of State Legislative Education Committees: Independent Sources of Power or Parts of "Cozy Triangles"?
Hamm, Keith E.
This paper examines the extent to which the potential exists for state education committees to become an integral part of the subgovernment process. Four general criteria were evaluated: (1) committee jurisdictional responsibility for education policy; (2) continuity of membership on committees; (3) the extent of representation of those "interested" in education policy on the education committees; and (4) the extent to which those "interested" on the committee and their allies control the setting of the legislative agenda. Evidence does not indicate that the committees are necessarily part of the subgovernment process, at least not when using the most restrictive definition. Appended are 12 tables and 29 references. (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, March 27-31, 1989).