Arenas in which coalitions compete to have decision-making moved to, because they perceive they are more likely to win/more able to slow things down/less likely to lose.

Might be courts, might be legislatures, might be up to a Federal level, or down to a State level.  Trying to choose the battleground, basically…

‘institutional locations where authoritative decisions are made’ (Baumgartner and Jones, 2009:32)

“are institutional arenas where decisions on an issue can be taken” (Walgrave and Varone, 2008:367)

See also Venue Shopping

See also Advocacy Coalition Framework

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