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28 October: Dr Patrycja Rozbicka, Aston Centre for Europe, Aston University

The empirical analysis of policy frames in the EU 

Abstract

Studies of framing in the EU political system are still a rarity and they suffer from a lack of systematic empirical analysis. Addressing this gap, I will present the background of the INTEREURO Project and one of its module, in particular, the one focused on the framing analysis. After introducing frames’ definitions and methodological challenges in studding them (qualitative vs quantitative), I will provide an empirical example on how institutional and policy contexts intertwined with the strategic side of framing can explain the number and types of frames employed by different stakeholders.