Hyeyoon Park

Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2019-2020

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science

Research Summary: My research focuses on the question of how China as an emerging power influences global environmental norm development processes. I am examining the role of Chinese actors particularly in transnational governance initiatives targeting environmental and social responsibility in the extractive sector. Transparency is a prominent norm in global extractives governance that requires extractive companies to disclose information on their environmental and social impacts. My dissertation research explores transparency norm development as a two-way socialization process where China is both a norm-taker (adopts existing norms) and a norm-maker (shapes/re-shapes norms).