The Two-Level Game of Transnational Networks: The Case of the Access to Medicines Campaign

26 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2010

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Jean-Frederic Morin

Université Laval - Departement de Science Politique

Date Written: March 22, 2010

Abstract

The rapid emergence of transnational network in world politics calls for an analysis of their power dynamics. Although networks' structures are horizontal, they are not deprived of power struggles. By combining the advocacy network litterature and the two-level game theory in an innovative manner, this paper offer an original theoretical conceptualization of the interplay between intra- and inter-network interactions. Using the debate that led to the adoption of Canada’s Bill C-9 – granting compulsory licences in order to improve access to medicine in developing countries – as a factual background, it shows how the structural characteristics of networks can determine their influence on the outcome.

Keywords: transnational advocacy network, two-level game, access to medicines, TRIPS , patent, network analysis

JEL Classification: O19

Suggested Citation

Morin, Jean-Frederic, The Two-Level Game of Transnational Networks: The Case of the Access to Medicines Campaign (March 22, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1576433 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1576433

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Université Laval - Departement de Science Politique ( email )

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Canada

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