Students are requested to read the material in advance of the lectures.


Lecture 1

Bridge, G., Barr, S., Bouzarovski, S.,Bradshaw, M., Brown, E., Bulkeley, H., and Walker,G. (2018). Energy and society: A critical perspective, Introduction, pp. 1-13 (pdf).

Winther, T., Ulsrud, K., Matinga, M., Govindan, M., Gill, B., Saini, A., Brahmachari. D., Palit, D., and Murali, R. (2020), In the light of what we cannot see: Exploring the interconnections between gender and electricity access. Energy Research & Social Science, 60.

Lecture 2

Tørnblad, S.,Westskog, H. & Rose, L. (2014). Does location matter? Public acceptance of restrictive policy measures at the local level, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 16(1), pp. 37-54.

Westskog, H., Winther, T. & Sæle, H. (2015). The effects of in-home displays: Revisiting the context, Sustainability 7(5), pp. 5431-5451.

Lecture 3

Inderberg, T. H. J., Rognstad, H., Saglie, I.-L., & Gulbrandsen, L. H. (2019). Who influences windpower licensing decisions in Norway? Formal requirements and informal practices. Energy Research & Social Science, 52, pp. 181–191.

Inderberg, T. H. J., Tews, K., & Turner, B. (2018). Is there a Prosumer Pathway? Exploring household solar energy development in Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom. Energy Research & Social Science, 42, pp. 258–269.

Monyei, C. G., Sovacool, B. K., Brown, M. A., Jenkins, K. E. H., Viriri, S., & Li, Y. (2019). Justice, poverty, and electricity decarbonization. Drawing from examples in Germany. The Electricity Journal, 32, pp. 47–51.

Schot, J., & Kanger, L. (2018). Deep transitions: Emergence, acceleration, stabilization and directionality. Research Policy, 47(6), pp.1045–1059.

Lecture 4

Jenkins, K., McCauley, D., Heffron, R., Stephan, H., & Rehner, R. (2016). Energy justice: A conceptual review, Energy Research & Social Science, 11, pp. 174-182.

Stephens, J.C. (2019) Energy Democracy: Redistributing Power to the People Through Renewable Transformation, Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development, 61(2), pp. 4-13.

Szulecki, K. (2018). Conceptualizing energy democracy, Environmental Politics, 27(1), pp. 21-41.


Lecture 5

Standal, K., Talevi, M., & Westskog, H. (2019). Engaging men and women in energy production in Norway and the United Kingdom: The significance of social practices and gender relations. Energy Research & Social Science, 60(101338).

Standal, K. and Winther, T. (2016). Empowerment Through Energy? Impact of Electricity on Care Work Practices and Gender Relations. Forum for Development Studies, 43(1): Frontiers of Research on Development and the Environment.

Lecture 6

Fainstein, S. S. (2014). The just city. International Journal of Urban Sciences, 18(1), pp. 1-18.

Gössling, S. 2016. Urban transport justice. Journal of Transport Geography, 54, pp. 1-9.

Lucas, K. 2012. Transport and social exclusion: Where are we now? Transport Policy, 20, pp. 105-113.

Lecture 7

Loorbach, D., Frantzeskaki, N., & Avelino, F. (2017). Transitions Research: Transforming Science and Practice for Societal Change. Annual Review of Environment and Resources Sustainability, 42, pp. 599–626.

Wittmayer, J.M., Schäpke, N., van Steenbergen, F. &  Omann, I. (2014). Making sense of sustainability transitions locally: how action research contributes to addressing societal challenges, Critical Policy Studies, 8:4, pp. 465-485.

Lecture 8

Hansen, A. (2018). Meat consumption and capitalist development: The meatification of food provision and practice in Vietnam, Geoforum, Vol. 93, pp. 57-68.

Shove, E (2014): Putting practice into policy: reconfiguring questions of consumption and climate change, Contemporary Social Science, 9(4), pp. 415-429.

Wilk, R (2002). Consumption, human needs, and global environmental change. Global Environmental Change, Vol 12 (1), 5-13.


Lecture 9

Banister, D., 2011. Cities, mobility and climate change. J. Transp. Geogr., 19(6), pp. 1538–1546.

Tønnesen, A., Krogstad, J.R., and Christiansen, P. (2019). National goals and tools to fulfil them- A study of opportunities and pitfalls in Norwegian metagovernance of urban mobility. Transport Policy, 81, pp. 35-44.

Lecture 10

Kasa, S., H. Westskog and L. E. Rose (2018). Municipalities as Frontrunners in Mitigation of Climate Change: Does soft regulation make a difference? Environmental Policy and Governance 28(2), pp. 98-113.

Tørnblad, S., Westskog, H. & Rose, L. 2014. Does location matter? Public acceptance of restrictive policy measures at the local level, Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, 16(1), pp. 37-54.

Voluntary reading: insam, CICERO, Civitas and Kommunenes Sentralforbund (KS) 2018: ‘Local Quality – A strategy for transition to a low-emissions society’

Lecture 11

Goods, C. (2017). Climate change and employment relations. Journal of Industrial Relations, 59(5), pp. 670-679.

Lipsig-Mummé, C. (2013). Climate, work and labour: The international context. Climate@Work, Fernwood, pp. 21-40. (pdf)

Lundström, R. (2017). Going green—turning labor: A qualitative analysis of the approaches of union officials working with environmental issues in Sweden and the United Kingdom. Labor Studies Journal, 42(3), pp.180-199.


Lecture 12

Marques, P., Morgan, K., & Richardson, R. (2018). Social innovation in question: The theoretical and practical implications of a contested concept. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space, 36(3), pp. 496-512.

Newell, P., & Mulvaney, D. (2013). The political economy of the ‘just transition’. The Geographical Journal, 179(2), pp. 132-140.

Truffer, B., & Coenen, L. (2012). Environmental innovation and sustainability transitions in regional studies. Regional Studies, 46(1), pp. 1-21.

Lecture 13

Hill, K. (2016). Climate Change: Implications for the Assumptions, Goals and Methods of Urban Environmental Planning. Urban Planning, 1(4), pp. 103–113.

Munthe-Kaas, P., & Hoffmann, B. (2016). Democratic design experiments in urban planning – navigational practices and compositionist design. CoDesign, 13(4), pp. 1–15. 

Williams, J. (2016). Can low carbon city experiments transform the development regime? Futures, 77, pp. 80–96. 


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