FrameWorks Institute – Framing the Economy

 

Source: FrameWorks Institute

Framing the Economy

framing the economyA space has opened up in the United Kingdom to talk and think differently about the economy. Brexit has shaken the dominant austerity narrative – and the politics that go with it. But this shift has also seen a rise in racism and xenophobia, as Brexit supporters seek to “take back control” from perceived outsiders.

Advocates need a new story. To navigate deeply held public belief in the economy as a product of unknown market forces. To help people understand the role of policy in shaping outcomes. And to reposition the economy as a designed system – one that can be reprogrammed to work for everyone.

This project was a partnership between the New Economy Organisers’ Network (NEON), the New Economics Foundation (NEF), the FrameWorks Institute and the Public Interest Research Centre (PIRC). It combined FrameWorks’ proven methodology for evidence-based framing work with PIRC’s expertise in participatory framing techniques and NEON’s track record of building powerful advocate networks. It joins other work by FrameWorks on poverty and homelessness in the United Kingdom.

Research & Recommendations

Framing the Economy: How to Win the Case for a Better System — This report – co-written with NEON, NEF and PIRC – provides an overarching framing strategy to help advocates in the UK reposition the economy as a designed system – one that can be reprogrammed to work for everyone.’

https://www.frameworksinstitute.org/framing-the-economy.html