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 Archives. Continue reading