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Role in Changing: An Empirical Analysis of the European Union's Leadership Role in International Climate Change Negotiations under UNFCCC

Wang, Dongyue LU (2012) SIMV07 20121
Graduate School
Abstract (Swedish)
Since the 1990s considerable attention has been paid to the European Union and the role it played in international multilateral negotiations. Recognizing that the EU played a leadership role in international climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC since the beginning, this thesis set out to investigate the changes of the EU’s leadership role based on the role and leadership theories. With a particular attention on the current changes of the EU’s leadership role, this thesis further shed light on the effectiveness of the EU’s leadership role in the climate change negotiations.
After a longitudinal study of the EU’s leadership role in the climate change negotiations, the author argues that the EU’s leadership role conception did not... (More)
Since the 1990s considerable attention has been paid to the European Union and the role it played in international multilateral negotiations. Recognizing that the EU played a leadership role in international climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC since the beginning, this thesis set out to investigate the changes of the EU’s leadership role based on the role and leadership theories. With a particular attention on the current changes of the EU’s leadership role, this thesis further shed light on the effectiveness of the EU’s leadership role in the climate change negotiations.
After a longitudinal study of the EU’s leadership role in the climate change negotiations, the author argues that the EU’s leadership role conception did not change much, however, its role performance and recognition has been fluctuating, which lead to a recent fragmented leadership landscape. Through comparing two cases (COP 15 and COP 17), the author further argues that if the EU wants to maintain as an effective leader in the following climate negotiations, it should cooperate with other recognized leaders (the US and China) and invest more sources in instrumental leadership to gain support from developing countries. (Less)
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author
Wang, Dongyue LU
supervisor
organization
course
SIMV07 20121
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
European Union, Climate Change, Leadership, role, UNFCCC
language
English
id
3044896
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2012-08-27 11:22:15
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@misc{3044896,
  abstract     = {Since the 1990s considerable attention has been paid to the European Union and the role it played in international multilateral negotiations. Recognizing that the EU played a leadership role in international climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC since the beginning, this thesis set out to investigate the changes of the EU’s leadership role based on the role and leadership theories. With a particular attention on the current changes of the EU’s leadership role, this thesis further shed light on the effectiveness of the EU’s leadership role in the climate change negotiations. 
After a longitudinal study of the EU’s leadership role in the climate change negotiations, the author argues that the EU’s leadership role conception did not change much, however, its role performance and recognition has been fluctuating, which lead to a recent fragmented leadership landscape. Through comparing two cases (COP 15 and COP 17), the author further argues that if the EU wants to maintain as an effective leader in the following climate negotiations, it should cooperate with other recognized leaders (the US and China) and invest more sources in instrumental leadership to gain support from developing countries.},
  author       = {Wang, Dongyue},
  keyword      = {European Union,Climate Change,Leadership,role,UNFCCC},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Role in Changing: An Empirical Analysis of the European Union's Leadership Role in International Climate Change Negotiations under UNFCCC},
  year         = {2012},
}