Dataset for publication titled: Framing “„Verkehrs- /Mobilitätswende”“ in Germany 2020: public communication of industry, science, media, and policy

Published: 3 September 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/ny3bgz5mmv.1
Corinna Drexler, Sajjad Haider, Andrea Hauslbauer, Julia Lopez, Björn Verse


This dataset forms the basis of the upcoming publication titled "Framing „Verkehrs- /Mobilitätswende“ in Germany 2020: public communication of industry, science, media, and policy". We first identified representatives of industry, science, policy, and media in Germany. Employing qualitative content analysis, we then screened 325 public documents according to the elements of the framing approach problem definition, causal interpretation, moral evaluation, and treatment recommendation. According to the definition of a socio-technical regime (Geels, 2010, 2012), we chose industry, science, politics, and culture as established actors within the regime of automobility in Germany. For every chosen actor, exemplary representatives were then were identified for industry, science, politics and culture. Industry Having the highest market share in 2019 and based on their importance for the automotive regime (Kords, 2020; Schippl & Truffer, 2020), the two German car manufacturers VW and BMW were chosen as representatives for industry. In addition, representing the automotive suppliers, Bosch and Continental, were selected as companies with the highest sales in the German automotive industry (Automobil Industrie, 2019). Science The interdisciplinary bibliographic databases Scopus and ScienceDirect were included in our study. In addition, the online database FIDmove was selected for the analysis, as it focuses on the interdisciplinary, scientific literature covering on traffic and mobility research. Politics According to Kern and Rogge (2018), point out the common ground of policy analyses within socio-technical transformation processes share common ground in thatconsists of the fact that there is a fundamental interest within the various theoretical and empirical approaches to identify the, which political actors which are involved in political decision making. For our investigation, the parties currently holding seats in the German Bundestag (AfD, FDP, CDU/CSU, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, SPD, Die Linke), legitimized by democratic elections, were selected for the actor politics. In addition, due to their direct responsibility for the areas of transport and mobility, the Committee on Transport and Digital Infrastructure in the German Bundestag (AVI) and the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) were includedintegrated within the study. Culture We chose mass media as representatives of culture, specifically national daily newspapers: die tageszeitung (taz), Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), and Die Welt.


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