What Explains Collaboration in High and Low Conflict Contexts? Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks in Four Countries.

Kammerer, Marlene; Wagner, Paul; Gronow, Antti; Ylä-Anttila, Tuomas; Fisher, Dana R.; Sun-Jin, Yun (2021). What Explains Collaboration in High and Low Conflict Contexts? Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks in Four Countries. Policy studies journal, pp. 1-22. Wiley 10.1111/psj.12422

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Explaining collaboration between actors involved in policy processes is crucial for understanding these processes and their outcomes. The policy science literature has advanced several hypotheses explicating what enables or hinders collaboration. However, only a handful of studies compare these factors across different policy contexts. This paper investigates the role of beliefs and influence in shaping collaboration under conditions of high and low conflict by estimating Exponential Random Graph Models using network survey data on the climate policy domains in four countries. Results show that both beliefs and influence are associated with the formation of collaboration ties in the high conflict contexts of South Korea and the United States, whereas neither are significant in the low conflict contexts of Sweden and Switzerland. By considering the level of conflict, our findings provide a more nuanced understanding of when beliefs and influence shape collaboration patterns.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

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

UniBE Contributor:

Kammerer, Marlene

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

1541-0072

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Jack Kessel Baker

Date Deposited:

12 Feb 2021 15:58

Last Modified:

12 Feb 2021 16:06

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/psj.12422

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.151415

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/151415

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