This poster presents the results to date of the current project, with its popular name Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks (acronym COMPON). The purpose of the project is to analyze the effects of social networks and advocacy coalitions upon the responses of different countries or regions (cases) to the problem of global climate change (global warming) and to international negotiations concerned with that problem. These effects proceed in two fields: social relations and discourse. Both fields dovetail in their effects upon policy decisions and changes in social behavior to affect case levels of greenhouse gas emissions (the cause of anthropogenic climate change). The NSF grant funded this research in four country cases (Russia, India, China and the United States) and at the level of international negotiations. In addition, a number of case teams have joined the COMPON project, secured funding (Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Sweden, Brazil, Lithuania, New Zealand) or are seeking funding (Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, Mexico, Canada), and are producing parallel data (some used in the poster). This poster displays some of this comparative data, as it expands the scope of the project.

Broadbent, Jeffery, Burridge, Sarah & Kaduk, Anne
HSD: Collaborative Research: Social Networks as Agents of Change in Climate Change Policy Making
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Feb 2010
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