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Group of 77 i internationell klimatpolitik: Varför samarbetar koalitionen?

Eriksson, Pernilla LU (2010) STVK01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
International climate change negotiations are a complex phenomenon, which is characterised by coalitions. The developing countries are represented by the Group of 77, G-77, whose member countries differ largely with regard to political as well as economic matters, but also concerning their exposure to climate change. The purpose of this study is therefore to examine the question why the G-77 cooperates in the post-Kyoto climate change negotiations. By using coalition theory from an interest- and dependency point of view, the thesis focuses on threeprominent and varying subgroups within the G-77, namely AOSIS/LDCs, OPEC and China.

The results indicate that the interests of OPEC and China based on economic development are crucial factors... (More)
International climate change negotiations are a complex phenomenon, which is characterised by coalitions. The developing countries are represented by the Group of 77, G-77, whose member countries differ largely with regard to political as well as economic matters, but also concerning their exposure to climate change. The purpose of this study is therefore to examine the question why the G-77 cooperates in the post-Kyoto climate change negotiations. By using coalition theory from an interest- and dependency point of view, the thesis focuses on threeprominent and varying subgroups within the G-77, namely AOSIS/LDCs, OPEC and China.

The results indicate that the interests of OPEC and China based on economic development are crucial factors in answering the question posed by this study. A membership in the G-77 seems to benefit OPEC as well as China. Moreover, the issue of poverty eradication and the right to economic development within all subgroups appears to be significant. As to the dependency point of view, China’s growing economic presence primarily in the member countries of the LDCs seems to be of great importance. (Less)
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author
Eriksson, Pernilla LU
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organization
course
STVK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Internationell klimatförhandling, Beroende, Intresse, koalition, G-77
language
Swedish
id
1608273
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 12:59:48
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2010-06-29 12:59:48
@misc{1608273,
  abstract     = {International climate change negotiations are a complex phenomenon, which is characterised by coalitions. The developing countries are represented by the Group of 77, G-77, whose member countries differ largely with regard to political as well as economic matters, but also concerning their exposure to climate change. The purpose of this study is therefore to examine the question why the G-77 cooperates in the post-Kyoto climate change negotiations. By using coalition theory from an interest- and dependency point of view, the thesis focuses on threeprominent and varying subgroups within the G-77, namely AOSIS/LDCs, OPEC and China.

The results indicate that the interests of OPEC and China based on economic development are crucial factors in answering the question posed by this study. A membership in the G-77 seems to benefit OPEC as well as China. Moreover, the issue of poverty eradication and the right to economic development within all subgroups appears to be significant. As to the dependency point of view, China’s growing economic presence primarily in the member countries of the LDCs seems to be of great importance.},
  author       = {Eriksson, Pernilla},
  keyword      = {Internationell klimatförhandling,Beroende,Intresse,koalition,G-77},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Group of 77 i internationell klimatpolitik: Varför samarbetar koalitionen?},
  year         = {2010},
}