Abstract: Agenda-setting is the first stage of every policy process. Without the existence of a clear agenda in a political system, effective decision-making is impossible. That is why acquiring better knowledge of the agenda-setting process is an essential condition for the better understanding of the entire decision-making process. This article examines the framework of the political agenda theory and the specifics of agenda-setting in political context. To accomplish this task the paper defines key concepts and presents in brief two major theoretical models explaining the process of political agenda-setting.
Key words: political agenda, agenda-setting, decision-making, streams theory.
Rhetoric and Communications E-journal, Issue 20, November 2015, rhetoric.bg/, journal.rhetoric.bg, ISSN 1314-4464