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Bringing the low-carbon agenda to China : a study in transnational policy diffusion

Die CO2-Reduktionsagenda nach China bringen : eine Studie zur transnationalen Politikdiffusion
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Hofem, Andreas; Heilmann, Sebastian

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Abstract This study traces the transnational interactions that contributed to introducing the low-carbon economy agenda into Chinese policymaking. A microprocessual two-level analysis (outside-in as well as inside-access) is employed to analyse transnational and domestic exchanges. The study provides evidence that low-carbon agenda-setting - introduced by transnational actors, backed by foreign funding, promoted by policy entrepreneurs from domestic research institutes, propelled by top-level attention, but only gradually and cautiously adopted by the government bureaucracy - can be considered a case of effective transnational diffusion based on converging perceptions of novel policy challenges and options. Opinion leaders and policy-brokers from the government-linked scientific community functioned as effective access points to the Chinese government's policy agenda.
Keywords China; political decision; political domination; political communication; ecology; climate change; climate policy; climate protection; transnational relations; influence; interaction; diffusion; Far East
Classification International Relations, International Politics, Foreign Affairs, Development Policy; Ecology, Environment
Method applied research; descriptive study; empirical; quantitative empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2013
Page/Pages p. 199-215
Journal Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 42 (2013) 1
Issue topic Chinese impacts and impacting China
ISSN 1868-4874
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works