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Energy Justice Across Borders

Editors: Bombaerts, G., Jenkins, K., Sanusi, Y., Guoyu, W. (Eds.)

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  • Unites the fields of energy ethics and comparative philosophy to provide an overarching global perspective and approach to energy ethics
  • Compares and contrasts western and non-western ethical traditions to apply energy ethics towards sustainable energy transitions and development
  • Applies a philosophical and an empirical/policy oriented focus in evaluating energy ethics


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We must find new and innovative ways of conceptualizing transboundary energy issues, of embedding concerns of ethics or justice into energy policy, and of operationalizing response to them. This book stems from the emergent gap; the need for comparative approaches to energy justice, and for those that consider ethical traditions that go beyond the classical Western approach. 

This edited volume unites the fields of energy justice and comparative philosophy to provide an overarching global perspective and approach to applying energy ethics. We contribute to this purpose in four sections: setting the scene, practice, applying theory to practice, and theoretical approaches. Through the chapters featured in the volume, we position the book as one that contributes to energy justice scholarship across borders of nations, borders of ways of thinking and borders of disciplines. The outcome will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students studying energy justice, ethics and environment, as well as energy scholars, policy makers, and energy analysts.


Dr. Gunter Bombaerts is assistant professor in the Philosophy and Ethics group at Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. Gunter’s interests focus on ethics in the participatory processes in energy transition and ethics education in engineering curricula. Currently he is TU/e’s project leader of the H2020 project ‘SCALINGS’ in which he analyses ethical aspects of the scaling of co-creation. He is involved in an INTERREG project on community based virtual power plants and in a project on deep geothermal energy critical innovation systems. He has a passionate interest in global philosophy applied to energy systems, especially how non-western ethical systems impact participatory processes on design and innovation as value-sensitive design. Gunter is also coordinator of the TU/e’s User-Society-Enterprise program for engineering students. In this function, he does educational research on motivation, deep learning, competence measurement and professional identity in ethics education in engineering curricula. He is member of working groups on ethics and engineering education in SEFI and CDIO. 

Dr. Kirsten Jenkins is an early career Lecturer in Energy, Environment and Society within the Science, Technology and Innovation Studies group at the University of Edinburgh. Prior to this, she was a Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Brighton and a Research Fellow in Energy Justice and Transitions within the Centre of Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED), part of the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex. Kirsten’s background is as a sustainable development and human geography scholar with research interests that centre on energy justice, energy policy, and sustainable energy provision and use. She has published widely, serves as Managing Editor of Energy Research & Social Science and Associate Fellow of the Durham Energy Institute and has worked on projects funded by the RCUK Energy Programme and ESRC..  

Yekeen Sanusi is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. He holds B.Sc. in Geography, M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning and PhD in Geography. His interest in energy covers energy access, energy justice, energy poverty, policy and planning. He has successfully supervised many postgraduate theses (PhD, Master and Postgraduate Diploma) and has contributed to programme development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He was Deputy Dean, School of Environmental Technology of the Federal University of Technology, Minna between 2006 and 2008 and Head of Department, Urban and Regional Planning between 2008 and 2012. Between September 1st, 2012 and August 31st, 2016, he was the Dean of the School of Environmental Technology.  He is a member of Nigerian Institute Town Planners, Registered Town Planner and a member of many research networks. He has served as a visiting scholar in two other Nigerian universities; Kaduna State University, Kaduna and Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (PAUWES), Tlemcen, Algeria.

Wang Guoyu studied at Fudan University, Free University of Berlin (Freie Universitaet Berlin), University of Stuttgart (Universitat Stuttgart) and Dalian University of Technology. She is now a professor of ethics in the School of Philosophy at Fudan University, and serves as the Director of the Applied Ethics Research Center and Biomedical Ethics Research Center, Fudan University. Professor Wang has also assumed many other academic duties, including serving as vice-president of the Society for Science, Technology and Engineering Ethics, engaging in executive council of The Society of Technology Philosophy, Bioethics, Environmental Ethics and Chinese Society of Nanotoxicology. Professor Wang is mainly interested in the research field of Scientific and Technological Ethics. She is Chief Scientist of the Major Program of the National Social Science Fund of China "Research on the ethical issues of High tech", as well as the Chief Scientist of the Major Program of Precision Medicine of MOST -"Research on ethical, political, and regulatory framework of precision medicine". She has published several books and more than 70 papers in domestic and foreign journals.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Expanding Ethics Justice Across Borders: The Role of Global Philosophy

    Pages 3-21

    Bombaerts, Gunter (et al.)

  • Energy Politics in the Public Sphere: Frames, Values, and Symbolic Power

    Pages 23-44

    Hess, David J.

  • A Right Way, Wrong Way and Better Way for Energy Engineers to Work with Aboriginal Communities

    Pages 45-68

    Duff, Andrea (et al.)

  • The Kazakh Ethical Tradition and Anti-nuclear Ethics

    Pages 69-87

    Nurysheva, Gulzhikhan (et al.)

  • Energy Justice, Hydropower and Grid Systems in the Global South

    Pages 91-109

    Kruger, Ruth (et al.)


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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Energy Justice Across Borders
  • Gunter Bombaerts
  • Kirsten Jenkins
  • Yekeen Sanusi
  • Wang Guoyu
Springer International Publishing
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The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
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Number of Pages
XIV, 305
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour

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