Funded by: German Research Foundation (DFG)
Project Budget: approx. 400.000 Euro (appr. 6 million Euros for the Research Unit)
CONNECT seeks to systematically analyze the influence of international treaty secretariats over time. Using a mixed methods research design, the project aims to investigate two research questions:
How do international treaty secretariats exert influence on the processes, discourses and outcomes of multilateral negotiations over time and across issue areas? To what extent does the secretariats’ social embeddedness in issue-specific information flows explain this influence?
Altogether, CONNECT pursues four central objectives that are closely interlinked and address essential advances concerning the empirical, methodological and theoretical state of the art:
The project seeks to contribute to these research aims by reconceptualizing the influence of international treaty secretariats in relational terms and by empirically testing hypotheses derived from social network theory as well as from the first project phase (namely our project ENVIPA).
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