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A Concept of Convenience? How the concept of leadership has been used in relation to the EU and climate regime formation.

Nielsen, Tobias LU (2010) STVM17 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper investigates the concept of leadership, in relation to climate regime formation. It investigates how the concept of leadership has been approached in the literature, and looks at statements by the EU and scholars on EU leadership in relation to climate change. The study concludes that leadership can be seen as a concept of convenience. It has often been taken for granted when describing the role of the EU, it has been analysed primarily from a liberal approach, and it has been used to connect EU’s ambitious climate policies with its ambition of strengthening its international prestige. The study suggest a more constructivist approach for further investigation of the topic.
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author
Nielsen, Tobias LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM17 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Leadership, climate regimes, EU, COP-15, constructivism
language
English
id
1608237
date added to LUP
2010-06-30 16:22:57
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2010-06-30 16:22:57
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  abstract     = {This paper investigates the concept of leadership, in relation to climate regime formation. It investigates how the concept of leadership has been approached in the literature, and looks at statements by the EU and scholars on EU leadership in relation to climate change. The study concludes that leadership can be seen as a concept of convenience. It has often been taken for granted when describing the role of the EU, it has been analysed primarily from a liberal approach, and it has been used to connect EU’s ambitious climate policies with its ambition of strengthening its international prestige. The study suggest a more constructivist approach for further investigation of the topic.},
  author       = {Nielsen, Tobias},
  keyword      = {Leadership,climate regimes,EU,COP-15,constructivism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {A Concept of Convenience? How the concept of leadership has been used in relation to the EU and climate regime formation.},
  year         = {2010},
}