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Explaining the "ebb and flow" of the problem stream: frame conflicts over the future of coal seam gas ("fracking") in Australia

Fawcett, Paul; Jensen, Michael P.; Ransan-Cooper, Hedda; Duus, Sonya


Why do issues “fade” from the problem stream? This is an important but underresearched question, which this article examines by looking at the dynamic interaction between frames and frame sponsors. We develop a novel methodological approach that combines algorithmic coding (topic modelling) with hand-coding to track changes in the presence of frames and frame sponsors during periods of intense problematisation (“problem windows”) both within continuous contexts and diachronically across...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Public Policy
DOI: 10.1017/S0143814X18000132
Access Rights: Open Access

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