Interacting actors in polycentric climate governance
Transnational forums on climate governance represent organizational innovation and a means to add another layer to what researchers in organizational and social sciences and institutional economics call polycentric governance. In this project, we are interested in how these transnational forums affect the creation, choice, and convergence of climate change mitigation policies.
Our interdisciplinary team consists of geographers, linguists, and political and social scientists. We conduct multilevel empirical analyses of bureaucrats, civil society, and business actors located in Argentina, Chile, and Mexico to identify their policy preferences, their perceptions of policy measures, and the effect of cross-level learning on policy convergence.
Within this framework is also the investigation of the representation of included and excluded positions, assuming that mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion of actors influence the legitimacy of polycentric climate governance.
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Rosa Lehmann
Heidelberg Center of Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS)
Prof. Dr. Jale Tosun, Institute of Political Science
Prof. Dr. Johannes Glückler Institute of Geography
Prof. Dr. Óscar Loureda, HCIAS