Roger Hildingsson

Roger Hildingsson

Forskare

Roger Hildingsson

Governing Decarbonisation : The State and the New Politics of Climate Change

Author

  • Roger Hildingsson

Summary, in Swedish

Popular Abstract in English

The new climate politics of decarbonisation address the prospects for moving society away from its current dependence on fossil carbon energy. In this compilation dissertation, Hildingsson explores the role of the state as a critical site for progressive climate action, and examines its capacity to govern decarbonisation by transforming systems, structures and practices that generate carbon emissions. Based on insights from the development of climate governance arrangements and institutional conditions for public policy in Sweden, Hildingsson proposes that the modern (environmental) state holds untapped capacities to govern decarbonisation. These capacities can be progressively explored to advance and scale up the efforts to reorient societal development. Thus, a decarbonising state can be made more actively engaged in steering and enabling the processes of low-carbon transitions, and in developing new ways for orchestrating a wide range of low-carbon initiatives and developments.

Avdelning/ar

  • Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
  • Miljöpolitik-lup-obsolete
  • BECC - Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate

Publiceringsår

2014

Language

Engelska

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Lund Political Studies

Issue

172

Dokumenttyp

Doktorsavhandling

Förlag

Lund University

Ämne

  • Political Science

Nyckelord

  • climate politics
  • the environmental state
  • decarbonisation
  • low-carbon transition
  • energy transformation
  • authoritative steering
  • enabling
  • orchestrating
  • Sweden

Status

Published

Forskningsgrupp

  • Miljöpolitik-lup-obsolete

Handledare

  • Annica Kronsell
  • Johannes Stripple

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 0460-0037
  • ISBN: 978-91-7623-181-4
  • ISBN: 978-91-7623-182-1

Försvarsdatum

5 december 2014

Försvarstid

10:15

Försvarsplats

Edens hörsal, Paradisgata 5 H, Lund

Opponent

  • James Meadowcroft (Professor)