Issue Framing, Agenda Setting, and Environmental Discourse

Deborah Lynn Guber and Christopher J. Bosso

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744671
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
 Issue Framing, Agenda Setting, and Environmental Discourse

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This article reviews key scholarship in the field of environmental policy. It does so by connecting two broad interdisciplinary threads. First, it addresses the subject of issue framing, which focuses on the formation of public attitudes and the way in which issues are packaged and presented for mass consumption. Second, it considers agenda setting, which centers on political elites and the decisions that are made—or deferred—within the policy-making process. Finally, it draws on both to suggest productive avenues for future research.

Keywords: environmental policy; policy research; public attitudes; environmental issues; policy making

Article.  10915 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics

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