The Role of Frames
in Welfare Legitimacy
The Role of Frames in Welfare Legitimacy
On the basis of the secondary analysis of focus groups, this paper investigates whether and how Belgian citizens discussed the Services directive and, if so, if they relied on media frames. The analysis indicates that Belgian citizens tended to use media expressions when discussing Services directive but the reframed or adapted the causal narrative underlying media expression.
Reference: Pennetreau Damien (2018), The Role of Frames in Welfare Legitimacy, paper presented at the ECPR Standing Group on the European Union conference, Paris, 13-15 June 2018.