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Rapid buses, rapid opinions : a frame analysis of the media coverage surrounding bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in Bogotá, Colombia and Jakarta, Indonesia

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dc.contributor.author Jance IV, Benjamin
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-05T12:59:07Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-05T12:59:07Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/43487
dc.description Treball fi de màster de: Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Public Policy. Curs 2017-2018
dc.description.abstract Bus rapid transit (BRT) systems are a popular form of urban transportation that can reduce congestion, are cost-efficient, can mitigate climate change via its high capacity busloads, and increase road efficiency (King, 2013; C40 Cities, 2016). However, the literature does little to evaluate those claims from a dialogue-based perspective, with subject-matter expert claims and policymaker testimonies acting as proxies. In response to this gap, this paper conducts a frame analysis of 150 news media articles from 2013-2015 covering two of the most popular BRT systems in operation: Bogotá’s TransMilenio and Jakarta’s TransJakarta. Using Entman’s (1993) four-pronged approach, this paper unveils the existence of unintended negative risks to BRT systems, significant framing differences between domestic and international coverage, and the emergence of a broader sociological context within which BRT operates. The findings carry key consequences for policymakers, especially those based in urban spaces situated within developing country contexts. In the interest of finding a middle-ground between cost and transport efficiency, this paper highlights incentives for policymakers to understand and address emerging news media frames in the pursuit of successful BRT systems.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries IBEI Student Paper Series; 45
dc.rights Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.other Treball de fi de màster – Curs 2017-2018
dc.subject.other Autobús de trànsit ràpid (BRT)
dc.subject.other Transport públic
dc.subject.other Política urbana
dc.subject.other Transport urbà
dc.subject.other Eficàcia organitzativa
dc.title Rapid buses, rapid opinions : a frame analysis of the media coverage surrounding bus rapid transit (BRT) systems in Bogotá, Colombia and Jakarta, Indonesia
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess


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