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Environment & Policy

Tackling Long-Term Global Energy Problems

The Contribution of Social Science

Editors: Spreng, D., Flüeler, Th., Goldblatt, D.L., Minsch, J. (Eds.)

  • Provides the most comprehensive treatment to date of the role played in energy research by the social sciences
  • Includes contributions notable for their multidisciplinary rigour and relevance to contemporary energy dilemmas
  • Features unique graphical syntheses of research findings
  • Supplies researchers with a solid foundation in designing their agendas
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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.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Goldblatt, David L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-10

  • Energy-Related Challenges

    Flüeler, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 11-22

  • The Indispensable Role of Social Science in Energy Research

    Minsch, Jürg (et al.)

    Pages 23-43

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

    Sovacool, Benjamin K. (et al.)

    Pages 47-71

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

    Pachauri, Shonali (et al.)

    Pages 73-96

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-2333-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
valid through October 16, 2017
  • ISBN 978-94-007-2332-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8259-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tackling Long-Term Global Energy Problems
Book Subtitle
The Contribution of Social Science
Editors
  • Daniel Spreng
  • Thomas Flüeler
  • David L. Goldblatt
  • Jürg Minsch
Series Title
Environment & Policy
Series Volume
52
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2333-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2333-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2332-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8259-3
Series ISSN
1383-5130
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 336
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