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    • Decisions, Nondecisions, and Metadecisions 

      Zelditch, Morris Jr; Harris, William; Thomas, George M; Walker, Henry A (2015-08-15)
      Political decisions at all stages, from community to country,occur only after a process of agenda setting. Nondecisions result from failing to raise an issue to the appropriate decision-making body, and occur through ...
    • Legitimation, Endorsement, and Compliance 

      Walker, Henry A; Thomas, George M; Zelditch, Morris Jr (2015-08-15)
      The theoretical development distinguishes three objects of legitimation, of persons, of positions, and of actions; and three types of legitimacy, propriety, endorsement, and authorization. Propriety is normative support ...