We published an article in the journal European Policy Analysis. The article is already published online and will later be included in a special issue that includes European narrative policy framework research.
The article is entitled “Problem complexity and narratives in Moscow's waste controversy”. In this article, we examine how Moscow’s waste problem is defined by different actors involved in the waste management debate, such as the government, experts, NGOs, or opposition politicians. We draw on the Narrative Policy Framework (NPF) to examine how actors use narratives to define problems and link these problems to policy solutions and characters. Our results show that government actors seek to contain conflict by assigning less complexity to the waste problem than nongovernmental actors, who expand conflict by defining the waste problem as an institutional and politically complex problem.
The article can be accessed here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/epa2.1115