The European Environment Agency in International Relations - From a Passive Respondent to an Active Participant and Influencer in International Relations

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The European Environment Agency in International Relations - From a Passive Respondent to an Active Participant and Influencer in International Relations

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dc.contributor.author Mäkelä, Kyösti
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-23T12:47:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-23T12:47:36Z
dc.date.issued 2020 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/32038
dc.description.abstract Unlike environmental non-governmental organisations and other knowledge producers, the European Environment Agency (EEA) seems to attract seemingly little academic interests among scholars of international relations. With this in mind, this thesis seeks to discuss how knowledge institutions such as the EEA may be seen as active participants in IR, while simultaneously seeking to extend academic discussion considering the EEA itself. More explicitly, and in order to narrow down its focus, this thesis is driven by a research question: what is the role of the EEA in policymaking and monitoring done by the European Commission? This thesis adopts social constructivism as its theoretical framework while building on data obtained through both a quantitative content analysis and semi-structured interviews. Both of these methods are used to identify as what kind of a knowledge producer the EEA is institutionalised as a part of the policymaking-complex of the Commission. This thesis finds that the EEA is best understood as an autonomous actor in IR which’s role is to legitimise and support environmental policymaking of the Commission rather than function as an active policymaker itself. en_US
dc.format.extent 45 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle sv_SE
dc.subject European Environment Agency en_US
dc.subject EEA en_US
dc.subject European Commission en_US
dc.subject Environmental Policymaking en_US
dc.subject European Union en_US
dc.subject Directorate-Generals en_US
dc.title The European Environment Agency in International Relations - From a Passive Respondent to an Active Participant and Influencer in International Relations en_US
dc.title.alternative The European Environment Agency in International Relations - From a Passive Respondent to an Active Participant and Influencer in International Relations en_US
dc.type M2 en_US
dc.setspec.uppsok SocialBehaviourLaw en_US
dc.contributor.examiner Svedberg, Erika
dc.contributor.supervisor Mciver, Scott
mahlocal.xprt.faculty2019 KS
mahlocal.xprt.institution2019 GPS
mahlocal.xprt.program Internationella relationer
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