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dc.contributor.authorMacNabb, Kathleen
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-05T17:36:08Z
dc.date.available2018-09-05T17:36:08Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/74213
dc.description.abstractLiterature on social movement studies and public management both question whether non-state actors play an influential role in forming public policies. This thesis contributes to these debates by examining non-state actors’ agenda-setting capacity, which is a precursor to influencing policy decisions. This is achieved by comparing environmental non-governmental organizations’ (ENGOs) advocacy versus official policy debates concerning the Paris Agreement to assess the presence of other non-state actors. Overall, I find little evidence that ENGOs or other non-state actors play an agenda-setting role in the public climate change policy field, suggesting that public discussion of policy formation remains the exclusive purview of the state. I offer two possible explanations of ENGOs’ limited impact on public policy discussions, firstly that ENGOs frame their claims in a way that policy makers are not receptive to and that their use of institutional claims-making tactics are easily ignored by policy makers.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectParis Agreementen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental policyen_US
dc.subjectagenda-settingen_US
dc.subjectclaims-making tacticsen_US
dc.subjectUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1992 May 9). Protocols, etc. (2015 December 12)
dc.titleSETTING THE AGENDA: AN EXAMINATION OF NON-STATE ACTORS' IMPACT ON FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY DISCUSSIONSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.date.defence2018-08-28
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sociology & Social Anthropologyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Fiona Martinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Lindsay DuBoisen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Karen Fosteren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Howard Ramosen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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