Framing Discourse: Language, Meaning and Knowledge in Public Cultural Policy Making in Germany

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination


The thesis traces the idea for a Law on the Support and Promotion of Culture and tells the story of how it was formed and eventually passed by the parliament of North-Rhine Westphalia. It pays attention to how the policy issue(s) were framed over time, as well as whose voices were heard during the participatory process. Further the thesis examines how stakeholders understand policy terms and how the multiplicity of meanings shapes the field.
The project explores the community of cultural policy actors and how they relate to other actors in the political sphere.
Period14 Jul 2023
ExamineeMaike Ludley
Examination held at
  • University of Warwick
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • cultural policy
  • policymaking