publication . Article . Preprint . Other literature type . 2013

Global Energy Governance: Trade, Infrastructure, and the Diffusion of International Organizations

Leonardo Baccini;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Apr 2013
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Country: United Kingdom
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 o...
free text keywords: energy; international organizations; network analysis; spatial econometrics; trade, HF Commerce, JZ International relations, jel:L81, Political Science and International Relations
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