Tackling Long-Term Global Energy Problems: The Contribution of Social Science by Daniel SprengTackling Long-Term Global Energy Problems: The Contribution of Social Science by Daniel Spreng

Tackling Long-Term Global Energy Problems: The Contribution of Social Science

byDaniel SprengEditorThomas Flüeler, David L. Goldblatt

Paperback | February 24, 2014

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This book makes a case for a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to energy research-one that brings more of the social sciences to bear. Featuring eight studies from across the spectrum of the social sciences, each applying multiple disciplines to one or more energy-related problems, the book demonstrates the strong analytical and policy-making potential of such a broadened perspective. Case studies include: energy transitions of households in developing countries, the 'curse of oil', politics and visions for renewables, economics and ethics in emissions trading, and carbon capture and storage.
Title:Tackling Long-Term Global Energy Problems: The Contribution of Social ScienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:February 24, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401782598

ISBN - 13:9789401782593

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Table of Contents

Part I

1. Introduction

David L. Goldblatt, Jürg Minsch, Thomas Flüeler, and Daniel Spreng

2. Energy-Related Challenges

Thomas Flüeler, David L. Goldblatt, Jürg Minsch, and Daniel Spreng

3. The Indispensable Role of Social Science in Energy Research

Jürg Minsch, David L. Goldblatt, Thomas Flüeler, and Daniel Spreng

Part II

Invited Contributions

David L. Goldblatt, Thomas Flüeler, Jürg Minsch, and Daniel Spreng

4. What About Social Science and Interdisciplinarity? A 10-Year Content Analysis of Energy Policy

Benjamin K. Sovacool, Saleena Saleem, Anthony Louis D'Agostino, Catherine Regalado Ramos, Kirsten Trott, and Yanchun Ong

5. Towards an Integrative Framework for Energy Transitions of Households in Developing Countries

Shonali Pachauri and Daniel Spreng

6. A Socio-Cultural Analysis of Changing Household Electricity Consumption in India

Harold Wilhite

7. The Changing Context for Efforts to Avoid the 'Curse of Oil'

Jill Shankleman

8. Contributions of Economics and Ethics to an Assessment of Emissions Trading

Adrian Muller

9. No Smooth, Managed Pathway to Sustainable Energy Systems - Politics, Materiality and Visions for Wind Turbine and Biogas Technology

Ulrik Jorgensen

10. Technical Fixes Under Surveillance - CCS and Lessons Learned from the Governance of Long-Term Radioactive Waste Management

Thomas Flüeler

11. Learning from the Transdisciplinary Case Study Approach: A Functional-Dynamic Approach to Collaboration Among Diverse Actors in Applied Energy Settings

Michael Stauffacher, Pius Krütli, Thomas Flüeler, and Roland W. Scholz

12. Lessons from the Invited Contributions

Daniel Spreng and David L. Goldblatt

13. Synthesis: Research Perspectives

David L. Goldblatt, Daniel Spreng, Thomas Flüeler, and Jürg Minsch

Part III

14. Lessons for Problem-Solving Energy Research in the Social Sciences

Jürg Minsch, Thomas Flüeler, David L. Goldblatt, and Daniel Spreng

Name Index

Subject Index