What is FRAMENET?
Frames in Production: Actors, Networks, Diffusion (FRAMENET). A collaborative research network across research institutions in Germany, Canada and the UK, funded by the Open Research Area (DFG, SSHRC, ESRC, with an overall budget of £1 million).
Political actors do not present issues objectively. They emphasize and de-emphasize certain elements that influence the way the audience thinks about a particular issue, a framing effect.
A forest, for example, can be framed as a resource pool to be exploited, a source of artistic inspiration, a fragile and complex ecosystem, or a threat that must be tamed. Each frame points to a different policy prescription.
Moreover, not every frame is equally influential on its audience.