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The energy sector and socio-ecological transformation: Europe in the global context

The energy sector and socio-ecological transformation: Europe in the global context

Yurchenko, Yuliya (2020) The energy sector and socio-ecological transformation: Europe in the global context. Austrian Journal of Development Studies, 36 (4). pp. 154-176. (doi:https://doi.org/10.20446/JEP-2414-3197-36-4-154)

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Abstract

Global climate change politics is moving ahead, while policy effectiveness lags behind. The overwhelmingly capitalogenic climate change (Moore 2015; Street 2016) necessitates a global ecosocialist transformation (Yurchenko 2020). In many ways, the EU is a champion of green politics and policy, although its decarbonisation framework has been criticised for being ill-conceived, ill-prescribed and insufficient, especially in the context of internationalised production and consumption of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions. A radically socio-ecological transformation of ’global’ Europe, and the decarbonisation of the EU energy sector as a complex socio-ecological system are needed (SES; Ostrom 2012). Focusing on some 20 years of EU energy market reforms, I argue that decarbonisation aims are jeopardised without (1) public national, local and collective forms of ownership and financing of energy (generation and supply) as a common pool resource (CPR)/commons, and (2) a polycentric mode of governance (Ostrom 2010).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ecosocialism, global climate change, socio-ecological systems, commons, Ostrom, polycentricity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of International Business & Economics
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA)
Faculty of Business > Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (IPEGFA) > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2021 16:33
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/30519

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