An inter-disciplinary methodology for researching benefit-sharing as a norm diffusing in global environmental law

Parks, Louisa and Morgera, Elisa (2014) An inter-disciplinary methodology for researching benefit-sharing as a norm diffusing in global environmental law. Working Paper. Social Science Research Network.

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Abstract

This paper proposes a methodology for an interdisciplinary, empirical enquiry into the diffusion of the legal concept of ‘benefit-sharing’. The paper draws together accounts of norm diffusion from sociology, international relations and law to devise a theoretical approach for the empirical research of global environmental law. Against this background, the paper explores the usefulness of process-tracing, the relevance of frames and the need for a participatory action research approach for a research project focused on benefit-sharing as a tool to operationalize equity among and within States.

Additional Information:Working Paper Series 2014/42 2524333
Keywords:benefit-sharing, norm diffusion, International relations, Sociology, Law, Inter-disciplinarity, Participatory action research, process-tracing
Subjects:L Social studies > L250 International Relations
L Social studies > L300 Sociology
M Law > M290 Law by topic not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:16037
Deposited On:17 Nov 2014 13:42

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