The roles of non-state actors in climate change governance: understanding agency through governance profiles
2016 (English)In: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, ISSN 1567-9764, E-ISSN 1573-1553, Vol. 16, no 1, 109-126 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Globalization processes have rendered non-state actors an integral part of global governance. The body of literature that has examined non-state actor involvement in global governance has focused mainly on whether and how non-state actors can influence states. Less attention has been paid to the comparative advantages of non-state actors to answer questions about agency across categories of non-state actors, and more precisely what governance activities non-state actors are perceived to fulfil. Using unique survey material from two climate change conferences, we propose that different categories of non-state actors have distinct governance profiles. We further suggest that the different governance profiles are derived from particular power sources and that agency is a function of these profiles. The study thereby contributes to a strand in the literature focusing on the authority of non-state actors in climate governance and broadens the methodological toolkit for studying the “governors” of global governance.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Netherlands, 2016. Vol. 16, no 1, 109-126 p.
Non-state actors Agency Climate change Global environmental governance Power sources
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108555DOI: 10.1007/s10784-014-9243-8ISI: 000372248800006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-108555DiVA: diva2:730905
Funding agencies: Swedish Research Council [421-2011-1862]; Formas [2011-779]2014-06-302014-06-302016-04-20Bibliographically approved