Green public diplomacy and global governance: The evolution of the U.S–China climate collaboration network, 2008–2014

Aimei Yang, Rong Wang, Jian (Jay) Wang

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Abstract

In this study, we examined U.S and China's participation in the global climate governance networks and the structure and evolution of these networks evolved around the two nations between 2008 and 2014. The study yielded a number of significant findings. First, the U.S-China climate governance network has a centralized structure. Second, the Chinese and U.S governments were able to build public diplomatic relationships with a diverse group of organizations. Tightly connected communities have emerged in this network. Third, the driving force behind the U.S-China climate governance network gradually shifted from a government-driven network to a business/NGO-driven network. Theoretical and practical implications for public diplomacy were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1048-1061
Number of pages14
JournalPublic Relations Review
Volume43
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2017

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Keywords

  • China-US relationships
  • Climate change
  • Green public diplomacy
  • Networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Marketing

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