A critical approach to the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructures

Going beyond green growth and sustainability

Editors: Batel, Susana, Rudolph, David (Eds.)

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  • Provides a critical approach to research on the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructures and energy transitions
  • Brings together authors from different disciplinary backgrounds within the social sciences to discuss a unique critical approach
  • Offers academics, students and practitioners a comprehensive perspective of what it means to be critical when inquiring into the social acceptance of renewable energy and associated infrastructures
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This book provides a critical approach to research on the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructures and on energy transitions in general by questioning prevalent principles and proposing specific research pathways and lines of inquiry that look beyond depoliticised, business-as-usual discourses and research agendas on green growth and sustainability. It brings together authors from different socio-geographical and disciplinary backgrounds within the social sciences to reflect upon, discuss and advance what we propose to be five cornerstones of a critical approach: overcoming individualism and socio-cognitivism; repoliticisations – recognising and articulating power relations; for interdisciplinarity; interventions – praxis and political engagement with research; and overcoming localism and spatial determinism: As such, this book offers academics, students and practitioners alike a comprehensive perspective of what it means to be critical when inquiring into the social acceptance of renewable energy and associated infrastructures.

About the authors

Susana Batel is an environmental psychologist at the University Institute of Lisbon interested in people’s engagement with energy transitions and associated social justice issues. She has published in journals like the Journal of Environmental Psychology, Energy Policy and Energy Research & Social Science, and is co-editor of Papers on Social Representations.

David Rudolph is a human geographer at the Technical University of Denmark with an interest in just, inclusive and equitable low-carbon energy transitions. He has published in journals such as Antipode, Environment and Planning C and Energy Research & Social Science.

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“Our urgent energy transition faces many social and technological challenges. While there is a much attention on the latter, the way in which society and technology interact is still problematic, poorly understood and under-appreciated. This book provides a very valuable contribution to this important field, providing original and critical insights from an impressive cohort of established and emerging scholars, and should be on the book shelf of everyone making policy, developing infrastructure or undertaking research that progresses the energy transition.” (Geraint Ellis, Professor in the School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen's University, Belfast, UK)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • A Critical Approach to the Social Acceptance of Renewable Energy Infrastructures

    Pages 3-19

    Batel, Susana (et al.)

  • Strategies for Integrating Quantitative Methods into Critical Social Acceptance Research

    Pages 23-42

    Sherren, Kate (et al.)

  • Using a Critical Approach to Unpack the Visual-Spatial Impacts of Energy Infrastructures

    Pages 43-60

    Batel, Susana (et al.)

  • Getting Used to It, But …? Rethinking the Elusive U-Curve of Acceptance and Post-Construction Assumptions

    Pages 63-81

    Rudolph, David (et al.)

  • Does Renewable Energy Exist? Fossil Fuel+ Technologies and the Search for Renewable Energy

    Pages 83-102

    Dunlap, Alexander

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A critical approach to the social acceptance of renewable energy infrastructures
Book Subtitle
Going beyond green growth and sustainability
Editors
  • Susana Batel
  • David Rudolph
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-73699-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-73699-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-73698-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 262
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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