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The role of faith in the localization of environmental norms

The research project examines the localization of environmental norms in the implementation process of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in India. In doing so, the project aims to enhance the understanding of the role faith-based actors as well as faith-based understandings in this process. This research design therefore links two existing research fields, the religion and environmentalism nexus and norm diffusion in international relations. The empirical case India distinguishes itself through the unique religious diversity found in this country, which allows a closer understanding of the three main world religions Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity, and their relation to environmentalism and environmental policies. Focusing on the three aspects of a norm (actor, action, oughtness), the project analyzes their transformation. In this effort, it uses , among others, discursive network analysis (DNA by Leifeld).