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Record number 447419
Title Framing scales and scaling frames : the politics of scale and its implications for the governance of the Dutch intensive agriculture
Author(s) Lieshout, M. van
Source Wageningen University. Promotor(en): Katrien Termeer; Noelle Aarts, co-promotor(en): Art Dewulf. - Wageningen : Wageningen University - ISBN 9789461738356 - 219
Department(s) Public Administration and Policy
Strategic Communication
MGS
Publication type Dissertation, internally prepared
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) schaalvoordelen - governance - veehouderij op grote schaal - intensieve veehouderij - intensieve landbouw - landbouwbeleid - besluitvorming - geschiedenis - nederland - economies of scale - large scale husbandry - intensive livestock farming - intensive farming - agricultural policy - decision making - history - netherlands
Categories Agricultural Policy / Public Administration (General)
Abstract With this thesis, I aim to get a better understanding of scale framing in interaction, and the implications of scale framing for the nature and course of governance processes about complex problems. In chapter 1, I introduce the starting points: the conceptual framework, the research aim, the research questions, the case, and the methodology. I begin from the idea that complex problems are not just out there, but that actors highlight different aspects of a situation as a problem. This process is also referred to as framing. The differences in frames, expressed by different actors, contribute to the complexity of the problem. In this thesis, I focus on how actors use scale in their framings. I call this scale framing. I define scales broadly as the spatial, temporal, or administrative dimensions used to describe a phenomenon. Apart from scales, levels can be distinguished. Levels are the different locations on a scale. Scale framing is not without consequences. It makes a difference in terms of actors, interests, and interdependencies whether problems are addressed at one scale-level or another. This process of strategically using scales as political devices is also known as the politics of scale, or scalar politics.
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