Framing climate risk insurances in the Indonesian news print media
Frankfurt East Asian Studies Series 5
2021 · ISBN 978-3-86205-380-3 · 96 Seiten, kt. · EUR 16,—
The Frankfurt East Asian Studies Series is co-published by the Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies (IZO) at Goethe University Frankfurt and by Iudicium. The book series invites interdisciplinary research on the modern cultures and societies of East and Southeast Asia within their historical contexts. As the perspective of the IZO is multi-disciplinary, the series is open to a wide variety of research methods including, but not limited to, philological, historical and cultural methods as well as approaches from the social sciences, law and economics.
In the context of global climate change, climate risk insurances are generally highlighted as a key element of adaptation to and management of global climate risks. This research is concerned with Indonesia's approach to such insurances and discusses the country's motivation to implement a national climate risk insurance programme. By drawing on media theories on frames and framing and by using frame analysis, this study identifies six frames that the Indonesian government and/or Indonesian journalists apply with regard to interpreting climate risk insurances, and locates the results in the wider international discourse. In addition, the analysis of both governmental and journalistic frames also allows to assess the present relation between the government and the press, which looks back at a very specific interconnection due to Indonesia's socio-political history.