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Exogenous shocks, social skill, and power: Urban energy transitions as social fields

Koehrsen, Jens. (2018) Exogenous shocks, social skill, and power: Urban energy transitions as social fields. Energy policy, 117. pp. 307-315.

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Abstract

The constantly growing scholarship on urban energy transitions needs a framework to analyze these transitions. This article proposes the Field Perspective (FP) as an approach for the study of urban energy transitions. FP analyses how the interplay of actors, who are dedicated to a similar purpose, and the structures guiding this interplay, co-evolve. By applying FP to the energy transition in the German city Emden, the article shows how the transition evolves through (a) alterations in the exogenous context of the city (e.g. national feed-in-tariffs for renewables), (b) the social skill and changing interplay of local actors engaged in the transition, and (c) the emergence of power-constellations and rules.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Zentrum für Religion, Wirtschaft und Politik > Religion und Wirtschaft (Köhrsen)
UniBasel Contributors:Köhrsen, Jens
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0301-4215
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:25 Apr 2018 13:16
Deposited On:25 Apr 2018 13:16

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