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 global goals, we need to build bridges across language communities, disciplines and methodological camps, which still work very much in isolation.
|Titel på värdpublikation||The Political Impact of the Sustainable Development Goals|
|Undertitel på värdpublikation||Transforming Governance Through Global Goals?|
|Redaktörer||Frank Biermann, Thomas Hickmann, Carole-Anne Sénit|
|Förlag||Cambridge University Press|
|Status||Published - 2022|
- Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)
- Tvärvetenskapliga studier