This paper proposes a methodology for an interdisciplinary, empirical enquiry into the diffusion of the legal concept of ?benefit-sharing?. The paper draws together accounts of norm diffusion from sociology, international relations and law to devise a theoretical approach for the empirical research of global environmental law. Against this background, the paper explores the usefulness of process-tracing, the relevance of frames and the need for a participatory action research approach for a research project focused on benefit-sharing as a tool to operationalize equity among and within States.
|Number of pages||33|
|Publication status||Published - 14 Nov 2014|
|Name||BENELEX Working Papers|
- norm diffusion
- international relations
- participatory action research
Morgera, E., & Parks, L. (2014). An inter-disciplinary methodology for researching benefit-sharing as a norm diffusing in global environmental law. (BENELEX Working Papers). https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2524333