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dr. M.J. van Hulst

Associate Professor 

Tilburg Law School
Tilburg School of Politics and Public Administration

Framing in policy making

Over the last years I investigated framing processes. Recently the American Review of Public Administration published the paper From Policy "Frames" to "Framing": Theorizing a More Dynamic, Political Approach. This paper was written together with prof. dr. Dvora Yanow (Wageningen and Keele). Some time before Media, Culture & Society published a paper on narrative framing: This work was written in collaboration with Mirjam Siesling, Maartje van Lieshout and Art Dewulf. If you are interested in these publications, but have no access to them, please send me an email:


Merlijn van Hulst's general interest is in sense and meaning making in politics, policy making and public administration. He specializes in narrative and framing analysis. He has been involved in a variety of research projects that focus on local governance and has also studied practitioners in urban neighbourhoods. At the moment his focus is on the police force.


Principal publications

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Last amended: 20 March 2015