Methods for Analysing Steering Effects of Global Goals

Pradhan, P., van Vuuren, D., Wicke, B., Bogers, M., Hickmann, T., Kalfagianni, A., Leininger, J., di Lucia, L., et al. (2022). Methods for Analysing Steering Effects of Global Goals. In: The Political Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals. Eds. Biermann, F., Hickmann, T., & Senit, C.-A., pp. 172-203 Cambridege University Press. ISBN 978-1-316-51429-0 10.1017/9781009082945.008.

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This chapter provides an overview of the multi-faceted landscape of methods used to study the steering effects of the Sustainable Development Goals. After a discussion of the political use of science and the complex relations between science and politics, the chapter showcases a selection of different methods that are employed to trace the steering effects of the Sustainable Development Goals. Selecting the most suitable method for a particular research question requires understanding their main characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. The chapter highlights that all methods and tools need to be combined to comprehensively assess the political impact of the goals, the progress towards their achievement, and their overall transformative potential. As data gaps and unequal geographical coverage still hamper a broader understanding of the political impact of the globalgoals, we need to build bridges across language communities, disciplines and methodological camps, which still work very much in isolation.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: discourse analysis; indicators; interpretative approaches; monitoring approaches; model-based scenario building; network analysis; qualitative case studies; science-policy relation
Research Programs: Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE)
Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) > Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions (TISS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS)
Population and Just Societies (POPJUS) > Equity and Justice (EQU)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2022 09:31
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2022 09:31

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