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On Transnational Actor Participation in Global Environmental Governance
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. (Transdemos)
2013 (English)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The formal access of transnational actors (TNA) to international organizations (IO) has increased steadily over the past five decades, and a growing body of literature is at the moment concerned with the theoretical and normative implications of these developments. However, very little is known as of yet about who the TNAs in global governance are, where they come from, which issue areas they focus on, and when and where they choose to participate. Using analytical tools from interest group theory, in particular a subfield called population ecology, this study describes and explains the chronological development of two populations of TNAs in global governance, namely the observer communities of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. TNAs’ financial resources and their geographical proximity to global governance venues emerge as important factors influencing their capacity to participate, causing these TNA populations to be stratified and volatile.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Department of Political Science, Stockholm University , 2013. , 202 p.
Stockholm studies in politics, ISSN 0346-6620 ; 152
Keyword [en]
Global environmental governance, interest groups, non-state participation, transnational actors, transdemos, transaccess, unfccc, cbd, population ecology, observers, climate change, biological diversity
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-89748ISBN: 978-91-7447-709-2OAI: diva2:619877
Public defence
2013-06-11, D9, Universitetsvägen 10 D, Stockholm, 10:00 (English)
EU, European Research Council, 200971
Available from: 2013-05-16 Created: 2013-05-06 Last updated: 2013-05-14Bibliographically approved

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