Articles featured (free to obtain):
Advocacy methods of trade and environmental curiosity teams in oil and gasoline coverage debates (Jan 2023) Jennifer A. Kagan & Kristin L. Olofsson
Brexit implications for sustainable vitality within the UK (Might 2022) Caroline Kuzemko, Mathieu Blondeel & Antony Froggatt
The influence of participatory coverage formulation on regulatory legitimacy: the case of Nice Britain’s Workplace of Fuel and Electrical energy Markets (Ofgem) (Jun 2022) Elizabeth Blakelock & John Turnpenny.
With the backdrop of the present world vitality disaster, it’s no shock to us that among the many hottest articles learn in our journal over the past yr are these exploring numerous elements of vitality coverage. So we thought it applicable to function probably the most extensively learn ones in our first highlights assortment for 2023.
So, scorching off the press, our first featured article, revealed in January 2023, investigates Advocacy methods of trade and environmental curiosity teams in oil and gasoline coverage debates. This text by Jennifer A Kagan & Kristin L. Olofsson goals to deepen our understanding of how trade and environmental teams understand their advocacy methods and effectiveness within the context of oil and gasoline coverage conflicts in Colorado State within the US. Their findings present that trade teams report utilizing ‘insider’ ways similar to lobbying extra successfully — ‘insiders’ being these with ties to determination makers. In distinction, environmental teams discover much less success on the within and as a substitute resort to ‘outsider’ ways, similar to protesting or mobilising the general public with the intention to stress decision-makers.
As well as, the analysis discovered that trade teams held extra constructive perceptions of ‘decision-making venues’ (ie institutional areas the place formal selections are made regarding a given coverage problem), and particularly within the case of regulatory businesses, these perceptions had been related to simpler use of advocacy methods. This means that, below some circumstances, trade teams are prone to maintain extra sway and obtain their most well-liked oil and gasoline coverage outcomes. This discovering has clear implications for democracy and significance for students working in environmental coverage and curiosity group advocacy.
Our second featured article, investigates Brexit implications for sustainable vitality within the UK. Authors Caroline Kuzemko, Mathieu Blondeel & Antony Froggatt argue that Brexit was meant to ‘take again management of our cash, legal guidelines and borders’ and allow new, world buying and selling relationships, while lowering bureaucratic burdens and holding public funds within the UK. This inferred that the UK would have the ability to do issues ‘higher’ than the EU. What Brexit proponents didn’t promise was billions of kilos misplaced in commerce and tax revenues, as lately reported by the Centre for European Reform. Nor was there any suggestion that assembly local weather targets would change into more durable and that it will place big pressures on the UK’s civil service and delay key policymaking processes, like sustainable vitality transitions. For a listing of proof detailing the disastrous penalties of Brexit for sustainable vitality coverage in Britain, learn this analysis article.
Our third and last featured article examines The influence of participatory coverage formulation on regulatory legitimacy: the case of Nice Britain’s Workplace of Fuel and Electrical energy Markets (Ofgem). Though the title may indicate that the mechanisms supplied by Nice Britain’s vitality regulator OFGEM is likely to be used to constructively characterize residents’ views, the analysis findings present in any other case. By way of rigorous evaluation, the authors exhibit that, though participatory instruments had been adopted and made up a major a part of decision-making procedures, they didn’t translate engagement by residents or their representatives into regulatory coverage that impacted the vitality markets. These findings present clearly the inequalities of affect between completely different coverage actors, and finally pose a major problem to the democratic legitimacy of the regulator.
We hope you loved our three topical articles on vitality coverage which every spotlight completely different implications for environmental coverage. As all the time, we’d be delighted to listen to your ideas on our choice, or another facet of Coverage & Politics you’d prefer to touch upon.