Publication
Title
Interest groups at transnational negotiation conferences : goals, strategies, interactions, and influence
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Abstract
Interest groups partake in transnational negotiation conferences en masse. This is surprising given that the chances for influencing policymaking at these venues appear to be slim while the costs of participation are high. This amounts to an interesting question: why do so many interest groups attend transnational conferences? This article aims to answer this question by offering the first systematic study of the activities of interest groups at transnational conferences. It analyzes the goals, strategies, interactions, and influence of various types of interest groups at two transnational conferences; namely, the World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference (2011) and the Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (2012). The data was collected through 349 interviews with interest group representatives and 129 interviews with government delegates who participated in these conferences.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Global governance
Publication
2015
ISSN
1075-2846
Volume/pages
21:4(2015), p. 599-620
ISI
000365149000007
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Creation 15.01.2016
Last edited 01.08.2017
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