The author uses Anthony Downs' Issue Attention Cycle to analyze the rise and decline of attention to the dumping of sewage, sludge, and industrial waste into the ocean. Through the lens of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972, the author finds that although Downs' model explains the rise and decline in policy attention in part, much greater emphasis should be put on public opinion.
"Using the Issue-Attention Cycle to Analyze the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act,"
The Eastern Illinois University Political Science Review: Vol. 2
, Article 1.
Available at: http://thekeep.eiu.edu/eiupsr/vol2/iss2/1