Dataset: Science, Technology and International Collaboration, 1999

Abstract

This survey was set up and completed as a collaboration project between scientists at The School of Marine Affairs, The University of Washington, Fridtjof Nansen Institute and the University of Oslo, Department of Political Science. The project arouse from a common interest in more precise knowledge about why some international regimes “succeed” while others “fail”.  The study was based on two explanations. One of them seeks the answer in characteristics of the problem the regimes are going to solve. The other seeks the answer in characteristics of the institutions and systems that deals with the problem.  The assumption here is that some institutions and systems have a greater capacity than others to solve particular types of problems. The study then attempted to specify each of these theses in a set of more precise hypotheses, and tested this against the empirical material. The database provides information about fourteen international regimes and variance in regime effectiveness. The regimes included dealt with the following list of issue-areas: Satellite telecommunication, nuclear non-proliferation, dumping of low-level radioactive waste at sea, ship-generated oil pollution, marine pollution in the Northeast Atlantic: Oslo Dumping Convention, Marine Pollution in the Northeast Atlantic: The Paris Convention, Marine Pollution in the Mediterranean: The Barcelona Convention, Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP), Stratospheric ozone depletion, international trade in endangered species (CITES), International Whaling (IWC), high seas salmon fisheries in the North Pacific (INPFC), Antarctic resources (CCAMLR) and South Pacific tuna fisheries (FFA).  

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Science, Technology and International Collaboration, 1999

Identification Number

NSD1702

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Underdal, Arild Department of Political Science, University of Oslo

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Underdal, Arild Department of Political Science, University of Oslo ISV, UiO Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 1999 Arild Underdal, Department of Political Science, UiO

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2016-04-05

Notes

Original data from Arild Underdal, Department of Political Science, The University of Oslo are documented and prepared, first NSD-version.

Bibliographic Citation

"Science, Technology and International Collaboration, 1999". Data collected by Arild Underdal, Department of Political Science, The University of Oslo. First NSD edition, Bergen 2016.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
1994 1999

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
1994 1999

Geographic Coverage

Country

Unit of Analysis

Other

Universe

International regimes. Within this universe, with one exception, the focus was on the subset regarding environmental problems.

Kind of Data

Other

Time Method

Cross-sectional survey

Data Collector

Underdal, Arild, Institutt for statsvitenskap, Universitetet i Oslo  (ISV, UiO)

Sampling Procedure

The universe consists of international regimes. Within this universe, with one exception, the focus was on the subset regarding environmental problems. The sample was made by the project group on the basis on foreknowledge about the different regimes. The primary concern was to ensure variation on the dependent variable, between as well as within regimes. The data is collected from documents, official statistics and interview material. Some variables were excluded  in this version due to insufficient information ("missing data"), together with some background variables that constitute raw material for other variables (that are included in the file). Net sample: 14 regimes, 44 units.

Mode of Data Collection

Other

Location

Availability Status

Data from ”Science, Technology and International Collaboration (Effectiveness of International Regimes), 1999” are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Extent of Collection

One data file; different formats can be made.

Restrictions

Data from "Science, Technology and International Collaboration, 1999" are made available for research, teaching and students when ordered.

Citation Requirement

Users are obliged to refer to producer and distributor of the data by writing the following in forewords or footnotes in eventual publications:
“(Some of) the data applied in the analysis in this publication are based on "Science, Technology and International Collaboration (Effectiveness of International Regimes), 1999". The data are provided by Arild Underdal, The Department of Political Science, The University of Oslo, and prepared and made available by the NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data. Neither Arild Underdal, The Department of Political Science, The University of Oslo nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.”

Deposit Requirement

Access to data is given on the condition that NSD gets a PDF-file of eventual reports that are written on the basis of the data. This to ensure best possible information of the use of data we distribute.

Conditions

The order form has to include name, institutional affiliation, project title, information about sources of financing and postal address. A declaration of secrecy has to be signed before delivery of data.

Disclaimer

Neither Arild Underdal, The Department of Political Science, The University of Oslo nor NSD are responsible for the analyses/interpretation of the data presented here.

Related Publications

Explaining Environmental Regime Effectiveness: Confronting Theory with Evidence.

Miles, E. Underdal, A. Andresen, S. Wettestad, J. Skjærseth, J.B. Carlin, E.M. (2002). Explaining Environmental Regime Effectiveness: Confronting Theory with Evidence. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. London, England.

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