Title: Public acceptance of incentive-based spatial planning policies : a framing experiment
Authors : Pleger, Lyn Ellen
Lutz, Philipp
Sager, Fritz
Published in : Land Use Policy
Volume(Issue) : 73
Pages : 225
Pages to: 238
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Elsevier
Issue Date: 21-Feb-2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Acceptance; Land use policy; Causal model of public policy; Experiment; Market-base spatial planning measure; Valence framing
Subject (DDC) : 320: Politics
711: Area planning
Abstract: Sustainable spatial planning strongly depends on efficient policy measures. A successful implementation of efficient policies, in turn, crucially depends on their public acceptance. This paper examines whether the way the public is provided with information on spatial planning policies influences public acceptance. Policy makers employ policy frames to influence voters. In a survey experiment among 644 Swiss participants we test goal framing and attribute framing effects by combining framing theory with a causal model for public policies. We show that policy frames can increase public acceptance of market-based spatial planning policies. Moreover, we find evidence that the framing effect differs for the target group of landowners and argue that their personal involvement makes them respond to specific frames. We conclude that the effects of policy frames on public acceptance crucially depend on personal involvement and that target group populations react to frames differently compared to a less directly affected population.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Institute of Public Management (IVM)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.01.022
ISSN: 0264-8377
1873-5754
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/7014
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