chapter  3
78 Pages

Law-making at the climate, ICAO and IMO regimes

WithBeatriz Martinez Romera

Theoretically the resistance to change is explained in what is termed the double embedding attitudes – i.e. that attitudes are lodged in logical lattices as well as in social networks simultaneously. This makes for mutual reinforcement, continuity and stability: Opinions come in ensembles, friends come in clusters – and both come together. Thus the reason why broad attitude change is event-driven is because, simply put, dramatic events may simultaneously attack personal beliefs as well as social relations. Rather than being changed by the force of argument, attitudes are changed by the force of circumstance, so to speak. Event-generated change is potent because the two structures are simultaneously impacted: one at the level of conceptualization and experience – the logical lattice; the other at the level of human relations and interactions – the social network. 1