Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks: Project Overview and Comparison of Japan, Germany and the United States

Monday, 11 July 2016: 09:00
Location: Hörsaal 41 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Jeffrey BROADBENT, University of Minnesota, USA
Keiichi SATOH, Tohoku University, Japan
Volker SCHNEIDER, University of Konstanz, Germany
The international project on Comparing Climate Change Policy Networks (Compon) analyzes the social and political causes of variation in carbon dioxide emission trajectories from different societies (1990-2013).  The Compon teams collected policy network survey data to study the political mobilization of coalitions advocating different responses and their relative effect on outputs and outcomes. The teams include South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Brazil, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, Switzerland, and India.  Starting with an introduction to the whole project, the present paper also presents an initial comparison of policy network advocacy coalitions in three developed countries: Japan, Germany and the United States.