The emergence and diffusion of international norms: the cases of fossil fuel subsidy reform and carbon divestment

01 January 2016 → 31 October 2020
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Other economics and business
    • Citizenship, immigration and political inequality
    • International and comparative politics
    • Multilevel governance
    • National politics
    • Political behaviour
    • Political organisations and institutions
    • Political theory and methodology
    • Public administration
    • Other political science
process-tracing framing fossil fuel subsidies energy transition International norms divestment
Project description

This project analyzes the emergence and diffusion of two international norms: fossil fuel subsidy reform and carbon divestment. It provides the first empirical test of Wunderlich’s synthesis model of norm dynamics, which draws from constructivist and discursive theories, through a unique combination of process-tracing and frame analysis. The research is based on qualitative empirical material, including interview transcripts.