What drives the adoption of climate change mitigation policy? A dynamic network approach to policy diffusion

Kammerer, Marlene; Namhata, Chandreyee (2018). What drives the adoption of climate change mitigation policy? A dynamic network approach to policy diffusion. Policy sciences, 51(4), pp. 477-513. Springer 10.1007/s11077-018-9332-6

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The requirement of bottom-up action from all the countries to deal with climate change makes it necessary to analyze the factors influencing policy adoption. This article contributes to the policy literature by shedding light on the conditions, which incentivize countries to adopt more climate mitigation policies. The theoretical argument builds on the integrated approaches to study policy diffusion, which include both internal and external determinants as explanations for the adoption of policies. While previous applications typically operationalize the latter by regional proximity, this study highlights the added value of network dependencies capturing political and cooperative interactions across countries. The article finds that the adoption of climate policies is a matter of social influence. Countries are more likely to adopt policies if they cooperate with countries that have adopted more climate policies and are in a similar structural position to countries that are active in climate protection. This article not only is an important theoretical contribution to the policy literature but also enriches our methodological and empirical understanding of climate policy diffusion.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
10 Strategic Research Centers > Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research (OCCR)

UniBE Contributor:

Kammerer, Marlene

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology

ISSN:

0032-2687

Publisher:

Springer

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Marlene Kammerer

Date Deposited:

19 Jun 2019 16:44

Last Modified:

01 Jan 2020 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s11077-018-9332-6

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.127349

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/127349

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