Roles of domestic and international factors in climate change policy making

Koşan, Ezgi
This thesis maps domestic and international factors which are influential on the international climate change politics of countries. Moreover, it seeks an answer to the question of “why domestic factors such as climate change vulnerability and policy readiness are not sufficient to explain the climate change policies of countries?” Based on the review of the existing literature and research of this dissertation, the main argument of the thesis will be as follows: Contrary to the views considering the primacy of domestic drivers for the design of international climate change policies; this thesis argues that international drivers particularly concerns for competitiveness are also influential in climate change policy making process. Moreover, the analyses of the US, the EU, China and Turkey imply that actors can utilize international climate change policies as market access and business development tools keeping their international trade concerns in mind.
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E. Koşan, “Roles of domestic and international factors in climate change policy making,” Thesis (Ph.D.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. International Relations., Middle East Technical University, 2019.