The Global Census on Obstruction working group brings together scholars working on the counter movements to develop, coordinate, and conduct a methodological robust survey needed to improve our knowledge about denial and obstruction in many countries around the globe, to establish the different ways it matters, and to identify the transnational linkages between groups. Given global denial and obstruction groups have built up power bases directing opposition energy against the IPCC and other international bodies in addition to domestic institutions (“contender matching capacity”), research on these groups must leave national container perspectives behind, in order to address both the national and the supra- and international dimension of the work of groups in different countries. Preliminary key questions for the working group include:
In the first year of the working group, a team completed and published the CSSN policy briefing on the Mises Network. Available here.