Quick Data: Non-State Participation in the IAEA General Conference

In our research project, we ask how norms of global governance have changed. One indicator for growing attention to democratic norms is the participation of non-state actors in the processes of intergovernmental organizations. In my dissertation, I focus on this aspect and ask which conditions explain this phenomenon. In this post in the Quick Data Series, I quickly look at non-state participation in the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency. As always, reproduction material and the raw data are available here.

First, how has participation changed over time? Below is a graph that shows some increase of non-state participation. There are graphs for the number of participating NGOs, for the number of NGOs that participated for the first time and a for the number of registered NGO representatives. Sources for the data are the official list of General Conference participants, available online in the IAEA General Conference ArchivesContinue reading

Quick Data: Topics and Themes in IAEA Discourses

In our collaborative research, we are examining changes in how international organizations try to legitimize their activities to various audiences. The larger goal is to identify patterns of changing norms that underpin the legitimization efforts of international organizations. Here’s a quick overview of some patterns for the case of the International Atomic Energy Agency. This is work-in-progress. Data for replication and other material is available here.

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Some Recent Developments in International Biodiversity Politics

In order to research for her dissertation thesis Ina has participated as an observer in the 11th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Hyderabad, India. Here you can find an interview with the “AG Junge UN Forschung” on the current state of international biodiversity politics and its relation to global justice (in German).