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The Implications of the Framing of Climate Adaption Policies

Conrad, Robin (2019) The Implications of the Framing of Climate Adaption Policies.

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Abstract:Climate change is a fact and climate change is already happening. It is therefore imperative that we adapt to the changes in the future. This adaptation can be achieved through climate adaption policies. To construct and implement these policies effectively one must discuss the framing of said policies. This thesis has the aim to gain knowledge about the framing of local climate adaption policies. To do this, two climate adaptation regimes of two German regions have been analyzed. A text-based narrative case study was conducted. It was determined that the structure of a case and the background of its authors can have a major impact on the way a policy is framed. Authors with a background in social sciences tend to the risk or the hazard frame, while authors with a background in social sciences tend toward the vulnerability frame. The influence of the resilience frame was found to be very weak. While the risk and the hazard frame were strongly influential in the analyzed cases. It is important to be aware of these implications when constructing a climate change adaption policy.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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