The political effects of emergency frames in sustainability

Patterson, James, Wyborn, Carina, Westman, Linda, Brisbois, Marie Claire, Milkoreit, Manjana and Jayaram, Dhanasree (2021) The political effects of emergency frames in sustainability. Nature Sustainability. ISSN 2398-9629

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to SRO admin only

Download (1MB)
[img] PDF - Accepted Version
Download (1MB)


Emergency frames are mobilized in contemporary sustainability debates, both in response to specific events and strategically. The strategic deployment of emergency frames by proponents of sustainability action aims to stimulate collective action on issues for which it is lacking. But this is contentious due to a range of possible effects. We critically review interdisciplinary social science literature to examine the political effects of emergency frames in sustainability and develop a typology of five key dimensions of variation. This pinpoints practical areas for evaluating the utility of emergency frames and builds a shared vocabulary for analysis and decision-making.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
SWORD Depositor: Mx Elements Account
Depositing User: Mx Elements Account
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 06:42
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2021 15:00

View download statistics for this item

📧 Request an update