‘What kind of socio-technical research for what sort of influence on energy policy?’

Noel Castree, Gordon Waitt

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Abstract

We summarise and take issue with Adam Cooper’s analysis of the relationship between social scientific research and the formulation of energy policy. Cooper’s case for ‘socio-technical’ energy research contains several empirical and logical flaws. We identify five points of weakness in what is intended to be a constructive critique. Though we share his concern that energy policy is less than ideal when lacking input from wider social science, we take a different view of why the problem Cooper identifies exists and, thus, what the appropriate solutions might be.
Original languageEnglish
Article number10.1016/j.erss.2017.01.023
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalEnergy Research & Social Science
Volume26
Issue number1
Early online date8 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017

Keywords

  • : Environmental social science; interdisciplinarity; policy relevance.

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