Limit search to available items
Book Cover

Title Advancing energy policy : lessons on the integration of social sciences and humanities / Chris Foulds, Rosie Robison, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Pivot, 2018
Online access available from:
SpringerOpen books    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 193 pages) : illustrations
Contents Foreword 1. Making Multiple Views Count - Why Energy Research Needs to Be Interdisciplinary; Gerd Schönwälder -- Foreword 2. Multidisciplinary Partnerships for Access to Energy; Lidia Borrell-Damián -- Foreword 3. Energy Policies Outside the Silos; Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker -- Chapter 1. Introduction: Mobilising the Energy-Related Social Sciences and Humanities; Chris Foulds, Rosie Robison -- Part I. Energy as a Social Issue -- Chapter 2. Plugging the Gap Between Energy Policy and the Lived Experience of Energy Poverty: Five Principles for a Multidisciplinary Approach; Lucie Middlemiss, Ross Gillard, Victoria Pellicer, Koen Straver -- Chapter 3. Shaping Blue Growth: Social Sciences at the Nexus Between Marine Renewables and Energy Policy; Sandy Kerr, Laura Watts, Ruth Brennan, Rhys Howell, Marcello Graziano, Anne Marie O'Hagan, Dan van der Horst, Stephanie Weir, Glen Wright, Brian Wynne -- Chapter 4. Looking for Perspectives! EU Energy Policy in Context; Anna Åberg, Johanna Höffken, Susanna Lidström -- Part II. Social Sciences and Humanities in Interdisciplinary Endeavours -- Chapter 5. Achieving Data Synergy: The Socio-Technical Process of Handling Data; Sarah Higginson, Marina Topouzi, Carlos Andrade-Cabrera, Ciara O'Dwyer, Sarah Darby, Donal Finn -- Chapter 6. Building Governance and Energy Efficiency: Mapping the Interdisciplinary Challenge; Frankie McCarthy, Susan Bright, Tina Fawcett -- Chapter 7. Crossing Borders: Social Sciences and Humanities Perspectives on European Energy Systems Integration; Antti Silvast, Ronan Bolton, Vincent Lagendijk, Kacper Szulecki -- Chapter 8. A Complementary Understanding of Residential Energy Demand, Consumption and Services; Ralitsa Hiteva, Matthew Ives, Margot Weijnen, Igor Nikolic -- Part III. Interplay with Energy Policymaking Environments -- Chapter 9. Imaginaries and Practices: Learning from 'ENERGISE' About the Integration of Social Sciences with the EU Energy Union; Audley Genus, Frances Fahy, Gary Goggins, Marfuga Iskandarova, Senja Laakso -- Chapter 10. Challenges Ahead: Understanding, Assessing, Anticipating and Governing Foreseeable Societal Tensions to Support Accelerated Low-Carbon Transitions in Europe; Bruno Turnheim, Joeri H. Wesseling, Bernhard Truffer, Harald Rohracher, Luis Carvalho, Claudia R. Binder -- Chapter 11. Towards a Political Ecology of EU Energy Policy; Gavin Bridge, Stefania Barca, Begüm Özkaynak, Ethemcan Turhan, Ryan Wyeth -- Afterword 1. Important Contributions Towards Renewal of a Stubborn Energy Research and Policy Agenda; Harold Wilhite -- Afterword 2. A New Energy Storyline; Inês Campos
Summary "An impressive take on contemporary energy policy issues with much needed fresh perspectives and an all-star roster of leading thinkers. I hope that every energy policymaker or even student of energy policy reads it." - Benjamin K. Sovacool, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Sussex, UK. "The authors brilliantly demonstrate through a number of approaches, cases and examples, how interdisciplinary Social Sciences and Humanities research could and should be mobilised in EU energy policy and future energy transition research agendas." - Marianne Ryghaug, Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. This open access book advocates for the Social Sciences and Humanities to be more involved in energy policymaking. It forms part of the European platform for energy-related Social Sciences and Humanities' activities, and works on the premise that crossing disciplines is essential. All of its contributions are highly interdisciplinary, with each chapter grounded in at least three different Social Sciences and Humanities disciplines. These varying perspectives come together to cover an array of issues relevant to the energy transition, including: energy poverty, justice, political ecology, governance, behaviours, imaginaries, systems approaches, modelling, as well as the particular challenges faced by interdisciplinary work. As a whole, the book presents new ideas for future energy policy, particularly at the European level. It is a valuable resource for energy researchers interested in interdisciplinary and society-relevant perspectives. Those working outside the Social Sciences and Humanities will find this book an accessible way of learning more about how these subjects can constructively contribute to energy policy. Chris Foulds is Senior Research Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University's Global Sustainability Institute, UK, and is co-lead of SHAPE ENERGY. His interests involve sociotechnical change, energy demand and policy interventions. Rosie Robison is Senior Research Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University's Global Sustainability Institute, UK, and co-lead of SHAPE ENERGY
Notes Includes index
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed September 4, 2018)
Subject Energy policy -- Social aspects.
Energy policy.
Energy policy -- Social aspects.
Energy policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Foulds, Chris, editor.
Robison, Rosie, editor.
ISBN 3319990977