Lead project

Public Goods and the Spatial Dimensions of Energy Transitions: Between Materiality and Power

Research Department: Institutional Change and Regional Public Goods

IRS Research Topic: Spatial Path Development and Institutional Change Forms and Implications of Spatial Governance Crisis and Resilience in Multi-level Governance

Project Leader within IRS: Dr. Ludger Gailing

Project Team: Andreas Röhring Dr. Matthias Naumann Dr. Frank Hüesker Dr. Timothy Moss Prof. Dr. Kristine Kern Sören Becker Andrea Bues

Duration: 01/2012 - 12/2014

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LP2_12_2
LP2_12_3
LP2_12_4
LP2_12_5
LP2_12_1
LP2_12_2
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LP2_12_4
LP2_12_5

The energy transition to post-fossil and post-nuclear regional development places tremendous demands on existing institutional arrangements and forms of governance related to energy, cultural landscapes and regional policy-making. Focusing on energy supply as a field of action, the main objective of the Lead Project of Research Department 2 was to identify the importance of materiality and power for theoretical research on regional public goods. Building on knowledge within the department, the project reflected on energy supply in terms of its role as a regional public good. Research examines the extent to which theoretical approaches on materiality and power can provide insights to institutional change within the multilevel network of energy supply systems. The goal was to address gaps in existing spatial research on public goods, institutions, and governance and – on the basis of empirical cases – to provide new perspectives on steering regional energy transitions.

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Publications

Moss, T., & Gailing, L. (2018). Gemeinschaftsgüter. In H. H. Blotevogel, T. Döring, S. Grotefels, I. Helbrecht, J. Jessen, & C. Schmidt (Eds.), Handwörterbuch der Stadt‐ und Raumentwicklung (Vol. 2, pp. 767-772). Hannover: Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung.
Belina, B., Naumann, M., & Strüver, A. (2014). Stadt, Kritik und Geographie: Einleitung zum Handbuch Kritische Stadtgeographie. In B. Belina, M. Naumann, & A. Strüver (Eds.), Handbuch Kritische Stadtgeographie (pp. 9-14). Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot.
Gailing, L. (2015). Landschaft und produktive Macht: Auf dem Weg zur Analyse landschaftlicher Gouvernementalität. In S. Kost, & A. Schönwald (Eds.), Landschaftswandel – Wandel von Machtstrukturen (pp. 37-51). (RaumFragen: Stadt – Region – Landschaft). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-04330-8_4
Gailing, L., & Röhring, A. (2015). Was ist dezentral an der Energiewende? Infrastrukturen erneuerbarer Energien als Herausforderungen und Chancen für ländliche Räume. Raumforschung und Raumordnung, 73(1), 31-43. DOI: 10.1007/s13147-014-0322-7
Becker, S., Beveridge, R., & Röhring, A. (2016). Energy Transitions and Institutional Change: Between Structure and Agency. In L. Gailing, & T. Moss (Eds.), Conceptualizing Germany's Energy Transition: Institutions, Materiality, Power, Space (pp. 21-41). London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-50593-4_3
Hasenöhrl, U. (2013). Zwischen Honoratiorenverein und moderner Umweltlobby - Der Bund Naturschutz in Bayern in der Nachkriegszeit. Bund Naturschutz Forschung, (11), 61-99.
Gailing, L. (2014). Landschaft und Dinge. In S. Samida, M. K. H. Eggert, & H. P. Hahn (Eds.), Handbuch Materielle Kultur: Bedeutungen, Konzepte, Disziplinen (pp. 56-64). Stuttgart: Metzler.
Gailing, L. (2013). Landscape is a Commons! Lo Squaderno: Explorations in Space and Society, (30), 17-20.
Gailing, L., & Röhring, A. (2016). Germany’s Energiewende and the Spatial Reconfiguration of an Energy System. In L. Gailing, & T. Moss (Eds.), Conceptualizing Germany’s Energy Transition: Institutions, Materiality, Power, Space (pp. 11-20). London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-50593-4_2
Den Exter, R., Lenhart, J., & Kern, K. (2015). Governing Climate Change in Dutch Cities: Anchoring Local Climate Strategies in Organisation, Policy and Practical Implementation. Local Environment, 20(9), 1062–1080. DOI: 10.1080/13549839.2014.892919
Gailing, L., & Moss, T. (Eds.) (2016). Conceptualizing Germany’s Energy Transition: Institutions, Materiality, Power, Space. London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-50593-4
Otto, A., & Becker, S. (2016). Natur, Gesellschaft, Materialität: Herausforderungen der Politischen Ökologie. (Geographica Helvetica, Special Issue; Vol. 71, No. 4). DOI: 10.5194/gh-71-221-2016
Meijering, J. V., Kern, K., & Tobi, H. (2014). Identifying the Methodological Characteristics of European Green City Rankings. Ecological Indicators, 43, 132-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2014.02.026
Becker, S., & Otto, A. (2016). Editorial: Natur, Gesellschaft, Materialität: aktuelle Herausforderungen der Politischen Ökologie. Geographica Helvetica, 71(4), 221-227. DOI: 10.5194/gh-71-221-2016
Moss, T., Becker, S., & Gailing, L. (2016). Energy Transitions and Materiality: Between Dispositives, Assemblages and Metabolisms. In L. Gailing, & T. Moss (Eds.), Conceptualizing Germany's Energy Transition: Institutions, Materiality, Power, Space (pp. 43-68). London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-50593-4_4
Bues, A., & Gailing, L. (2016). Energy Transitions and Power: Between Governmentality and Depoliticization. In L. Gailing, & T. Moss (Eds.), Conceptualizing Germany's Energy Transition: Institutions, Materiality, Power, Space (pp. 69-91). London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-50593-4_5
Lenhart, J., Bouteligier, S., Pj Mol, A., & Kern, K. (2014). Cities as Learning Organisations in Climate Policy: the Case of Malmö. International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development, 6(1), 89-106. DOI: 10.1080/19463138.2014.889020
Gailing, L. (2016). Landscapes as Dispositives? Subjectivity, Power and Socio-Materiality in German Energy Landscapes. In O. Bender, J. Baumgartner, K. Heinrich, H. Humer-Gruber, B. Scott, & T. Töpfer (Eds.), Mountains, Uplands, Lowlands. European Landscapes from an Altitudinal Perspective (pp. 120). (IGF Forschungsberichte; Vol. 7). Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Beveridge, R., & Koch, P. (2017). What is (still) Political about the City? Urban Studies, 54(1), 62-66. DOI: 10.1177/0042098016671478
Moss, T. (Ed.) (2014). Spatialities of the Commons. (International Journal of the Commons, Special Issue; Vol. 8, No. 2).
Beveridge, R., & Koch, P. (2017). The Post-Political Trap? Reflections on Politics, Agency and the City. Urban Studies, 54(1), 31-43. DOI: 10.1177/0042098016671477
Beveridge, R., & Kern, K. (2013). The Energiewende in Germany: Background, Developments and Future Challenges. Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, 4(1), 3-12.
Moss, T., & Gailing, L. (2016). Introduction. In L. Gailing, & T. Moss (Eds.), Conceptualizing Germany's Energy Transition: Institutions, Materiality, Power, Space (pp. 1-9). London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-50593-4_1
Gailing, L. (2016). Transforming Energy Systems by Transforming Power Relations: Insights from Dispositive Thinking and Governmentality Studies. Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, 29(3), 243-261. DOI: 10.1080/13511610.2016.1201650
Kern, K. (2014). Climate Governance in the European Union Multi-Level System: the Role of Cities. Wageningen: Wageningen University.
Gailing, L., & Leibenath, M. (Eds.) (2013). Neue Energielandschaften - Neue Perspektiven der Landschaftsforschung. (RaumFragen - Stadt, Region, Landschaft). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Gailing, L., Hüesker, F., Kern, K., & Röhring, A. (2013). Die räumliche Gestaltung der Energiewende zwischen Zentralität und Dezentralität: Explorative Anwendung einer Forschungsheuristik. (Working Paper / Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung; No. 51). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.
Moss, T., Gailing, L., Kern, K., Naumann, M., & Röhring, A. (2013). Energie als Gemeinschaftsgut? Anregungen für die raumwissenschaftliche Energieforschung. (Working Paper / Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung; No. 50). Erkner: Leibniz-Institut für Regionalentwicklung und Strukturplanung.
Belina, B., Naumann, M., & Strüver, A. (Eds.) (2014). Handbuch Kritische Stadtgeographie. Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot.
Becker, S., Moss, T., & Naumann, M. (2016). The Importance of Space: Towards a Socio-Material and Political Geography of Energy Transitions. In L. Gailing, & T. Moss (Eds.), Conceptualizing Germany's Energy Transition: Institutions, Materiality, Power, Space (pp. 93-108). London : Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-50593-4_6
Gailing, L. (2013). Die Landschaften der Energiewende - Themen und Konsequenzen für die sozialwissenschaftliche Landschaftsforschung. In M. Leibenath, & L. Gailing (Eds.), Neue Energielandschaften - Neue Perspektiven der Landschaftsforschung (pp. 207-219). (RaumFragen - Stadt, Region, Landschaft). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
Gailing, L., & Moss, T. (2016). Conclusions and Outlook for Future Energy Transitions Research. In L. Gailing, & T. Moss (Eds.), Conceptualizing Germany's Energy Transition: Institutions, Materiality, Power, Space (pp. 109-119). London: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1057/978-1-137-50593-4_7
Moss, T. (2014). Spatiality of the Commons. International Journal of the Commons, 8(2), 457-471.
Gailing, L. (2015). Energiewende als Mehrebenen-Governance. Nachrichten : Magazin der Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung, 45(2), 7-10.
Gailing, L., & Moss, T. (2018). Gemeinwohl. In H. H. Blotevogel, T. Döring, S. Grotefels, I. Helbrecht, J. Jessen, & C. Schmidt (Eds.), Handwörterbuch der Stadt‐ und Raumentwicklung (Vol. 2, pp. 773-778). Hannover: Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung.