Framings of science and ideology: Organic food labelling in the US and Sweden

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Framings of science and ideology: Organic food labelling in the US and Sweden. / Klintman, Mikael; Boström, Magnus.

In: Environmental Politics, Vol. 13, No. 3, 2004, p. 612-634.

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T1 - Framings of science and ideology: Organic food labelling in the US and Sweden

AU - Klintman, Mikael

AU - Boström, Magnus

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - Organic food labelling debates in Sweden and the USA are examined in order to compare two different policy discourse climates on the basis of interviews, documents, and websites of governmental and non-governmental organisations. Framings in the Swedish debates mainly take place through eco-pragmatic metaframing, aimed at consensus, and based on a mixture of undefined scientific and ideological framings. The American examples indicate more adversarial, inter-frame controversies, with polarised framings of science and ideology. The article highlights the different pathways towards frame-resolution. The different opportunities and dilemmas of each are discussed. Increased awareness of the interdependence of ecology and politics need not entail public resignation that policy decisions are inevitably arbitrary.

AB - Organic food labelling debates in Sweden and the USA are examined in order to compare two different policy discourse climates on the basis of interviews, documents, and websites of governmental and non-governmental organisations. Framings in the Swedish debates mainly take place through eco-pragmatic metaframing, aimed at consensus, and based on a mixture of undefined scientific and ideological framings. The American examples indicate more adversarial, inter-frame controversies, with polarised framings of science and ideology. The article highlights the different pathways towards frame-resolution. The different opportunities and dilemmas of each are discussed. Increased awareness of the interdependence of ecology and politics need not entail public resignation that policy decisions are inevitably arbitrary.

U2 - 10.1080/09644010142000229061

DO - 10.1080/09644010142000229061

M3 - Article

VL - 13

SP - 612

EP - 634

JO - Environmental Politics

T2 - Environmental Politics

JF - Environmental Politics

SN - 0964-4016

IS - 3

ER -