This project investigates how the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities perceive the distinction between the national and international domain. This distinction is investigated through the framework of second-order observation and governmentality to uncover what challenges it creates for the ministry's attempt to influence the international response to climate change.
The main argument we advance is that the paradoxical construction of Denmark as both a leader and a follower in the international response creates significant implications that the ministry would benefit to be aware of.
The ministry's strategy relies on strengthening the sense of a shared international responsibility which might lead to increased international call to action, but also increases the pressure and surveillance of Danish conduct. The ministry’s claim to initiative is undermined by their own admission that they are already subjectified and under the influence of the international organizations. The ministry’s attempt at subjectifying the international community into action is hampered by a lack of clarity in who they are attempting to influence.
|Educations||MSocSc in Political Communication and Managment, (Graduate Programme) Final Thesis|
|Number of pages||61|
|Supervisors||Anders la Cour|