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Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions

Practices of legitimation and accountable governance

Editors: Sareen, Siddharth (Ed.)

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  • Presents a new framework for sustainable energy transitions
  • Bridges the worlds of academia and practice
  • Argues that an analytical approach to accountable governance is needed to further sustainable energy transitions
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This open access book reframes sustainable energy transitions as being a matter of resolving accountability crises. It demonstrates how the empirical study of several practices of legitimation can analytically deconstruct energy transitions, and presents a typology of these practices to help determine whether energy transitions contribute to sustainability.
The real-world challenge of climate change requires sustainable energy transitions. This presents a crisis of accountability legitimated through situated practices in a wide range of cases including: solar energy transitions in Portugal, urban energy transitions in Germany, forestland conflicts in Indonesia, urban carbon emission targets in Norway, transport electrification in the Nordic region, and biodiversity conservation and energy extraction in the USA. By synthesising these cases, chapters identify various dimensions wherein practices of legitimation construct specific accountability relations. This book deftly illustrates the value of an analytical approach focused on accountable governance to enable sustainable energy transitions. It will be of great use to both academics and practitioners working in the field of energy transitions.

About the authors

Siddharth Sareen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Climate and Energy Transformation at the University of Bergen, Norway.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Reframing Energy Transitions as Resolving Accountability Crises

    Pages 3-14

    Sareen, Siddharth

  • A Typology of Practices of Legitimation to Categorise Accountability Relations

    Pages 15-31

    Sareen, Siddharth

  • Five Easy Pieces: Legitimation at Work in Cases Related to Energy Transitions

    Pages 35-39

    Sareen, Siddharth

  • Historicising Accountability: Berlin’s Energy Transitions

    Pages 41-52

    Moss, Timothy

  • A Few Reflections on Accountability

    Pages 53-62

    Lund, Christian

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-26891-6
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Hardcover $31.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26890-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enabling Sustainable Energy Transitions
Book Subtitle
Practices of legitimation and accountable governance
Editors
  • Siddharth Sareen
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26891-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26891-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26890-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 168
Number of Illustrations
25 b/w illustrations
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