Publication
Title
Press briefings in international climate change negotiations
Author
Abstract
Press conferences are an important element of a government's communication strategy at climate change summits. From a theoretical perspective, press conferences should serve two main functions: exerting pressure in negotiations and informing the public. These functions correspond to two logics of action: a logic of consequence where governments use press conferences as negotiation tools and a logic of appropriateness where governments organize press conferences to increase transparency. Based on new data from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change archives, we find limited support for these two logics of action. Neither democracies, which, we argue, are more likely to follow a logic of appropriateness, nor vulnerable countries, which are more likely to follow a logic of consequence, organize systematically more press conferences. Other factors, such as capacity and a government's function in the negotiation structure, seem to play a more important role.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Environmental communication. - Abingdon
Publication
Abingdon : 2016
ISSN
1752-4032
Volume/pages
(2016), p. 1-18
ISI
000382584100003
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Creation 17.02.2016
Last edited 10.08.2017