Frank R. Baumgartner

Frank R. Baumgartner

Frank R. Baumgartner is assistant professor of Political Sciience at Texas A&M University.

Conflict and Rhetoric in French Policymaking

Education policy provides a fertile ground for analyzing the perennial tug-of-war between interest groups and public officials. Baumgartner considers thirty examples of French education policymaking during the early 1980s using a combination of documentary evidence, interviews with more than 100 politicians, civil servants, members of parliament, union and interest group leaders, and a thorough analysis of press coverage of education topics.