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*Session title: Issue Emergence in Environmental Politics*

*XXVIII Sunbelt Conference, June 26-July 1, 2018 at Utrecht University (the

*Deadline for submission: February 1, 2018*

*Organizers: Ina Möller (Lund University) & Jennifer Bansard (University of

*Session abstract:* The environment is one of the most complex areas of
contemporary politics. It is fueled by the constant identification of new
problem areas and is driven by considerable knowledge production streams.
In this context, some issues remain under the radar while others permeate
multiple policy fields. One example is the concept of ecosystem-based
management, which is now being applied in the fields of climate change
mitigation, adaptation and disaster risk reduction. We argue, that rather
than the issues' intrinsic properties, it is the actors and the networks in
which they operate that drive issue institutionalization – inter alia
through processes of framing and reframing. Building on this consideration,
this panel welcomes papers that address questions around the constituents,
processes and effects involved in moving an issue or concept up the
political agenda.

We welcome abstracts of no more than 500 words submitted through the
conference website: .
Authors of accepted papers will be notified by March 2018. If you have any
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We look forward to your submissions and to discussing your work at the

Best wishes,

Ina & Jennifer


Jennifer Bansard
Doctoral researcher
Chair of International Politics
University of Potsdam
Karl-Marx-Straße 67
14482 Potsdam
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