Non-governmental Actors in Global Environmental Politics

In this data set, I compile the information on ties between 12 Regional and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) and non-governmental actors in the time period between 1998 and 2015. Non-governmental actors are categorized into advocacy organizations, industry groups, research institutes, and farming industries. The data set sheds light on who influences global environmental politics  More...

Power of Information: Information Clauses in BITs

Treaties enhance international economic cooperation by generating information that would otherwise remain private to individual governments. On closer inspection, however, not all treaties are designed in the same manner: Some governments include provisions that dramatically lower the cost of access to information than others. With a focus on twenty-eight East Asian countries from 1982 to 2013, this data set provides information on how governments in those states designed information-related clauses in Bilateral Investment Treaties differently. More...