Framing module

Framing processes connect the study of interest representation directly to policy outcomes because the way in which an issue is understood fundamentally influences the outcome of a policy debate.

The link with information exists on two levels: framing studies highlight that policy information is socially constructed and not objectively given; and the nature and amount of information (technical or political) that is available to policy advocates in the EU political process shapes the frames actors seek to construct.

Prof. Dr. Christine Mahoney
Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, University of Virginia