Applying frame-analysis and reframing for integrated conservation and development: Example from Mumbai

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The way we frame a given problem structures the content that is brought into focus and thus the kinds of practical steps seen as necessary to alleviate it. In this article, I interrogate two competing partial framings implicated in ongoing controversy over mangrove destruction in Vikhroli East, Mumbai, which have precluded integrated conservation and development. I interrogate the competing frames by analyzing the content of each particular framing; identifying their respective “blind spots”; and evaluating the validity of various frame components. From this, I conclude with an exemplary alternative reframing arguably more conducive to social justice and sustainability in Vikhroli East and beyond.


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  • Human Geography
  • Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 528-543
JournalDevelopment in Practice
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication categoryResearch

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