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

Journal Article


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.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Castree, N. & Waitt , G. (2017). What kind of socio-technical research for what sort of influence on energy policy?. Energy research and social science, 26 87-90.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85011807587

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 87

End Page


  • 90

Volume


  • 26

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

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.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Castree, N. & Waitt , G. (2017). What kind of socio-technical research for what sort of influence on energy policy?. Energy research and social science, 26 87-90.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85011807587

Number Of Pages


  • 3

Start Page


  • 87

End Page


  • 90

Volume


  • 26

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands