The Language Of Advocacy Networks Essay

1067 Words Oct 30th, 2016 5 Pages
Claiming “rights” have become the paradigmatic language of advocacy networks where government is the primary guarantor of rights (Keck & Sikkink, 26). While the public sphere contains far more actors than merely a state or government, the essential role of political communication and “sense making process” is played by the government. Symbol interpretation is part of the process of persuasion that creates awareness and expand the constituency (Keck & Sikkink, 22). Symbolic politics has a signal function in suggestive immediacy that activates emotions. To explain “crisis” of U.S healthcare of the last decade, authorities with special managerial competencies gain legitimacy to define the causes of the crisis and to shape the future solutions. Through their competencies, authorities become uniquely qualified to resolve issues of rising cost and reimbursement payment methods in health care. By framing the causes of crisis in lack of managerial control, and solutions in managerial artistry, the symbolic politics of managerialism gain legitimacy as the only rational approach to the policy dilemmas of the times. Another approach is an experiment with democracy that allows the government to develop its policy in a way that incorporates public opinion (Keck & Sikkink, 109). The event would symbolize an issue of public interest and influence individual behavior while also taking into account the role of interest groups.

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