The Micro Foundations of Policy Diffusion Toward Complex Global Governance

  title={The Micro Foundations of Policy Diffusion Toward Complex Global Governance},
  author={M. Paterson and M. Hoffmann and M. Betsill and S. Bernstein},
  journal={Comparative Political Studies},
  pages={420 - 449}
  • M. Paterson, M. Hoffmann, +1 author S. Bernstein
  • Published 2014
  • Business
  • Comparative Political Studies
  • Greenhouse gas emissions trading (ET) systems have become the centerpiece of climate change policy at multiple scales, unexpectedly largely outside of the UN climate governance process. The diffusion of ET is best described as a case of polycentric diffusion, where ET systems diffused to multiple loci of governance, but where they all serve similar goals under a broad policy framework guided loosely by the UN-based climate regime. Using network analysis combined with qualitative data, we… CONTINUE READING
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