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Global energy governance: trade, infrastructure, and the diffusion of international organizations

Baccini, Leonardo ORCID: 0000-0002-6027-9192, Lenzi, Veronica and Thurner, Paul W. (2013) Global energy governance: trade, infrastructure, and the diffusion of international organizations. International Interactions, 39 (2). pp. 192-216. ISSN 0305-0629

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03050629.2013.768512


Why do states choose to join and form international governmental organizations (IGOs) that regulate energy policy? In this article we make three specific contributions to the literature on international cooperation and diffusion. First, we show that countries form and join energy IGOs in response to memberships previously gained by direct competitors among oil and gas producers and consumers. Moreover, we demonstrate that energy IGOs diffuse among countries that share oil and gas pipelines. Finally, we provide evidence that the institutional design of established energy IGOs impacts the development of their membership network. To test these hypotheses, we rely on original data on oil and gas pipelines and the design of energy IGOs as well as on a newly compiled dataset that includes 152 countries and covers 38 years (1970–2007). We employ both network analysis and spatial econometrics.

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Additional Information: © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2015 13:25
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:45

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