After successfully defending my dissertation thesis “Participation and Transparency in Intergovernmental Security Organizations. Resource and Norm Driven Opening in the IAEA and OPCW” in late June 2016, the book is now available online in various formats. Check out https://book.tobiasweise.de to read the book online, download it as pdf, order a printed copy or for your e-reader.
In the book, I analyze how the International Atomic Enegery Agency and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons have opened up, i.e. have increased their transparency and have engaged with non-state actors in their governance and day-to-day activities. As methodology, I use qualitative comparative analysis to identify main drivers of organizational opening. The main findings are the following. First, resource- and norm-based explanations are both helpful in describing the process of organizational opening. Second, norm-based explanations are particularly powerful in explaining increasing transparency in both organizations. Third, resource-based explanations are helpful in analyzing increased non-state participation.
Thanks to everyone who has supported me during the five-year voyage !