Structural Group Leadership and Regime Effectiveness

Grundig, Frank, Ward, Hugh (2013) Structural Group Leadership and Regime Effectiveness. Political Studies, . ISSN 1467-9248. (doi:doi: 10.1111/1467-9248.12056) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Usually the provision of international environmental public goods cannot be secured by a single state. Rather, a group of major powers has to pool its resources to provide structural leadership in order to achieve an effective regime. Such a group of pushers uses its structural power to achieve its goal. However, it faces two challenges. First, it may have to overcome the opposition of a group of laggards that desires less environmental protection and may try to counter the pushers’ efforts.We hypothesise that the regime will be more effective to the extent to which the pushers predominate over the laggards in terms of structural power. Second, both groups may have to overcome a collective action problem with regard to dispensing costly side-payments.We argue that social capital embedded in inter-state networks may help the groups to overcome such collective action problems.Thus we argue that the regime will be more effective to the extent to which pushers are predominant and also have more social capital than laggards. Empirical results support our hypotheses.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: doi: 10.1111/1467-9248.12056
Uncontrolled keywords: structural power; regime effectiveness; social capital; international cooperation; public goods
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Frank Grundig
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2014 17:21 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38537 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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