Framing environmental problems : problem entrepreneurs and the issue of water pollution from agriculture in Brittany, 1970-2005

Show simple item record Bourblanc, Magalie 2015-08-18T07:28:26Z 2015-08-18T07:28:26Z 2014-01
dc.description.abstract The claim that public problems are constructs is now widely recognized as justified and was first established in social problem theory. The high instability of problem definition activities in the case of water pollution coming from agriculture in Brittany demonstrates this particularly well. The objective of this article is to describe ways by which an environmental movement organization (EMO) conceives its activities of public problem construction. Inspired by social movement theory, but aiming at overcoming its weaknesses, the paper seeks to highlight the influence of EMO endogenous meaning production in problem construction processes, a dimension often overlooked even by framing theory. In a bid to support that claim, the paper shows the influence of the affective dimension over the strategic one within the problematization process. Forging a conceptual distinction characterized by a perceived problem and strategic definitions, the paper underlines the fundamental interrelated nature of these two components and consequently emphasizes the reciprocal dependence of the perceived problem over the strategic (either material or cognitive) definitions. Finally, the paper evokes the benefit and impact of this conceptual distinction on the policy-making process. en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Magalie Bourblanc (2014) Framing Environmental Problems: Problem Entrepreneurs and the Issue of Water Pollution from Agriculture in Brittany, 1970–2005, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 16:1, 21-35, DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2013.817944. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1523-908X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1522-7200 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1080/1523908X.2013.817944
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Routledge en_ZA
dc.rights © 2013 Taylor and Francis. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 21-35, 2014. doi :10.1080/1523908X.2013.817944. Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning is available online at : http://www.tandfonline.comloi/cjoe20. en_ZA
dc.subject Water pollution en_ZA
dc.subject Intensive agriculture en_ZA
dc.subject Environmental mobilization en_ZA
dc.subject Public problem construction en_ZA
dc.subject Social problem theory en_ZA
dc.subject Social movement theory en_ZA
dc.title Framing environmental problems : problem entrepreneurs and the issue of water pollution from agriculture in Brittany, 1970-2005 en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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