Zsanett Pokornyi: Agenda diversity and the role of core functions of governments in Hungary: the case of executive speeches
The purpose of this paper is to follow up and extend the research agenda set, for example, by Jennings et al (2011) of agenda diversity and the effects of core functions of governments. According to our thesis, the attention of decision makers may fundamentally shape the Hungarian executive agenda by focusing on a few issues ahead of the others. Based on the mean values of mentioned policy topics in the parliamentary speeches of prime ministers, we selected the effects of three cored issues to analyse: macroeconomics, foreign affairs and government operation. According to our results, government’s core functions have significant effects on the diversity of executive agenda in Hungary.