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Dominant counter-frames in influential climate contrarian European think tanks

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dc.contributor.author Almiron, Núria, 1967-
dc.contributor.author Boykoff, Maxwell
dc.contributor.author Narberhaus, Marta
dc.contributor.author Heras, Francisco
dc.date.accessioned 2022-01-04T11:28:54Z
dc.date.available 2022-01-04T11:28:54Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Almiron N, Boykoff M, Narberhaus M, Heras F. Dominant counter-frames in influential climate contrarian European think tanks. Climatic change. 2020;162:2003-20. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02820-4
dc.identifier.issn 0165-0009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/52163
dc.description.abstract Numerous studies to date have interrogated United States (US) think tanks—and their networks—involved in climate change countermovement (CCM). Comparatively in Europe (EU), research has been lacking. This investigation therefore attends to that gap. We conducted a frame analysis on eight most prominent contrarian think tanks in six countries and four languages in Europe over 24 years (1994–2018). We found that there has been consistent contrarian framing through think tanks in the EU regarding climate change. Yet, we found a proliferation of contrarian outputs particularly in recent years. This uptick in quantity correlates with increases in CCM activities in the US. Our content analyses showed that well-worn climate change counter-frames spread by US CCM organizations were consistently circulated by European organizations as well. Moreover, we found that, as in the US, neoliberal ideological stances stood out as the most frequently taken up by contrarian think tanks in Europe. As such, we documented that CCM tropes and activities have flowed strongly between US and EU countries.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was funded by the Spanish State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación, AEI) and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under Grant CSO2016-78421-R.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof Climatic change. 2020;162:2003-20
dc.rights © Springer The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02820-4
dc.title Dominant counter-frames in influential climate contrarian European think tanks
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02820-4
dc.subject.keyword Climate change denial
dc.subject.keyword Contrarian counter-movement
dc.subject.keyword Europe
dc.subject.keyword Think tanks
dc.subject.keyword Counter-frames
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/CSO2016-78421-R
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion

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