Information exchange networks at the climate science-policy interface : Evidence from the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, and Portugal

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Wagner , P M , Ylä-Anttila , T , Gronow , A , Ocelik , P , Schmidt , L & Delicado , A 2021 , ' Information exchange networks at the climate science-policy interface : Evidence from the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, and Portugal ' , Governance , vol. 34 , no. 1 , pp. 211-228 . https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12484

Title: Information exchange networks at the climate science-policy interface : Evidence from the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, and Portugal
Author: Wagner, Paul M.; Ylä-Anttila, Tuomas; Gronow, Antti; Ocelik, Petr; Schmidt, Luisa; Delicado, Ana
Contributor organization: Helsinki Institute of Sustainability Science (HELSUS)
Political Science
Department of Social Research (2010-2017)
Academic Disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Sociology
Date: 2021-01
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Governance
ISSN: 0952-1895
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/gove.12484
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/340197
Abstract: Scientifically informed climate policymaking starts with the exchange of credible, salient, and legitimate scientific information between scientists and policymakers. It is therefore important to understand what explains the exchange of scientific information in national climate policymaking processes. This article applies exponential random graph models to network data from the Czech Republic, Finland, Ireland, and Portugal to investigate which types of organizations are favored sources of scientific information and whether actors obtain scientific information from those with similar beliefs as their own. Results show that scientific organizations are favored sources in all countries, while only in the Czech Republic do actors obtain scientific information from those with similar policy beliefs. These findings suggest that actors involved in climate policymaking mostly look to scientific organizations for information, but that in polarized contexts where there is a presence of influential denialists overcoming biased information exchange is a challenge.
Subject: 517 Political science
ADVOCACY COALITIONS
DECISION-MAKING
IDEAS
COLLABORATION
COORDINATION
KNOWLEDGE
GOVERNANCE
RATIONALE
DRIVERS
SYSTEMS
Peer reviewed: Yes
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