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dc.contributor.advisorPollack, Mark A., 1966-
dc.creatorBinette, Aja Jacqueline
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-20T13:33:35Z
dc.date.available2020-10-20T13:33:35Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12613/800
dc.description.abstractWhich environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) are positioned to be the most influential in climate negotiations? The structure of the environmental movement has undergone significant change over the development of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Since its inception there has been significant engagement by ENGOs with the yearly Conference of the Parties (COPs). In this tripartite project, I use an original dataset of relationship ties between ENGOs to construct a series of networks using social network analysis. Specifically, I examine network structures prior to three watershed moments in the history of the UNFCCC, the Kyoto, Copenhagen, and Paris COPs. Based on social network theory, an ENGO’s structural position can be viewed as a reflection of an ENGO’s perceived power, authority, and influence. I also study ENGO participation at COPs at these three distinct time points. In part one of this project, I describe how the structure of the environmental movement has changed over time in conjunction with the perceived success and failures of the UNFCCC process, leading to a bifurcated environmental movement. Additionally, I find that the ENGOs occupying central positions may have greater influence than other less central ENGOs, because they are more likely to serve on state delegations at the UNFCCC. In part two, I examine the role of alliance-based organizations in the larger environmental movement. Specifically, I describe how the ENGO network structure between alliance, policy and science-based organizations has changed over the history of the UNFCCC. The results suggest that alliance-based organizations occupy pivotal positions within the network, showing the potential for alliance-based organizations to help facilitate the representation of diverse viewpoints at international negotiations. In part three, I examine the relationships between ENGOs and human-centric organizations at the three distinct time points and find that despite an increased presence of ENGOs connected to human-centric organizations at the yearly COPs over time, there is still very little interconnectedness between these two movements. I also examine regions with the most ENGO/human-centric organizational connections and find Euro-centric dominance. In general, this is discussed as a missed opportunity. These findings have far reaching implications for the prospects of the UNFCCC developing, and states adopting, effective climate change policy that has the support of the environmental movement.
dc.format.extent228 pages
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTemple University. Libraries
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dc.subjectInternational Relations
dc.subjectClimate Change
dc.subjectEnvironmental Politics
dc.subjectNetwork Analysis
dc.subjectNgos
dc.subjectNon-governmental Organization
dc.subjectNon-state Actors
dc.titlePositions of Authority And Influence In Environmental Nongovernmental Organizations' Networks: An Examination of Network Structure and Participation at UN Climate Change Summits
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dc.type.genreThesis/Dissertation
dc.contributor.committeememberBush, Sarah S.
dc.contributor.committeememberFioretos, Karl Orfeo, 1966-
dc.contributor.committeememberDeloffre, Maryam
dc.description.departmentPolitical Science
dc.relation.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.34944/dspace/782
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dc.description.degreePh.D.
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