[FoRK] traffic analysis of legislation

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Mon Feb 3 07:40:15 PST 2014


Ideally all legislation would be stored in a version control system, and
every edit attributed to known individuals


On Fri, Jan 31, 2014 at 8:45 AM, <dan at geer.org> wrote:

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> I missed this talk (and you did, too), but the concept is fascinating
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> * Tracing the Flow of Policy Ideas in Legislatures: A Text Reuse Approach *
>
> Dr. John Wilkerson
> Professor & Director, Center from American Politics and Public Policy
>
> Department of Political Science, University of Washington
>
> 12pm - 1pm, Tuesday, January 28
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> 306 Meserve Hall
>
>
> In the US Congress, only a very small proportion of bills become
> law. The surviving bills may serve as vehicles for policy ideas
> originating in other bills, but there is currently no reliable way
> to learn when this occurs.  Using the legislative history of the
> Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as our test bed,
> we investigate text reuse methods as a means for tracing the progress
> of policy ideas in legislation. We then investigate the inclusiveness
> of the policy development process by examining whose policy ideas
> were incorporated into the final version of the PPACA.
>
> For Dr. Wilkerson's CV, as well as other information, please consult:
> www.polisci.washington.edu/Directory/Faculty/Faculty/faculty_wilkerson.html
>
> faculty.washington.edu/jwilker/MWPSA%202013%20-%20WilkersonStrampDashiel.pdf
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