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Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems in Emerging Economies: A South African Focused Comparative Project

              

The SANCOOP project 2014 - 2017 aimed to enhance knowledge-based policies for facilitating transitions to more decentralised, flexible and sustainable electricity systems in South Africa and other emerging economies, focusing on how regulatory environments condition such transitions.  The research was a collaboration between the Global Risk Governance programme (GRG), University of Cape Town, and the Department of Administration and Organisational Theory at the University of Bergen.  The research was undertaken by researchers drawn from UCT (the GRG and the Energy Research Centre), Bergen University,  Bergen University College, Griffith University, Peking University, the University of New South Wales and WWF, South Africa.  

The project aimed to understand the factors shaping electrical energy generation, and distribution, within the BASIC countries (Brazil, China, India and South Africa).  The Project was supported by the South African National Research Foundation (NRF) and the Research Council of Norway (RCN) and ran from mid 2014 to mid 2017.

Selected publications: 

BOOKS:

Harrington, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. Security in the Anthropocene: Reflections on Safety and Care. Transcript. 

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. (eds.) 2017. Criminology and the Anthropocene (In the Series Criminology at the Edge, (eds). Leclerc, B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C.). Routledge.

SPECIAL ISSUE:

Harrington, C., Lecavalier, E. & Shearing, C. 2017 Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal

BOOK CHAPTERS:

Froestad, J., Nøkleberg, M., Shearing, C. & Trollip, H. 2018. South Africa’s Minerals-­‐ Energy-­‐Complex: Flows, regulation, governance and policing. In: Omorogbe, Y. & Order, A. Eds. Energy, Law and Development. Oxford.

Froestad, J., Shearing, C. & Van der Merwe, M. 2015. Criminology: Re-Imagining Security and Risk. In: Bourbeau, P. Ed. Security: Dialogue across Disciplines. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 177-195.

Harrington, C. 2017.  Posthuman Security and Care in the Anthropocene. In: The Posthuman. Eroukhmanoff, C. & Harker, M. Eds. (E-International Relations, June 2017).

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. Nodal Governance. In: Turner, B.S. Ed. The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. John Wiley & Sons.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. Thriving on a Pale Blue Dot: Criminology and the Anthropocene. In: Holley, C. & Shearing, C. Eds. Criminology and the Anthropocene (In the Series Criminology at the Edge, (eds). Leclerc, B., Homel, R. and Shearing, C.). Routledge.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2017. A Nodal Perspective of Governance: Advances in Nodal Governance Thinking. In: Drahos, P. Ed. Regulatory Theory: Foundations and Applications. Canberra: ANU Press, 163-180.

Holley, C. & Shearing, C. 2016. Policing and New Environmental Governance. In: Bradford, B., Loader, I., Steinberg, J. & Jauregui, B. Eds. The SAGE Handbook of Global Policing. SAGE, 552-572.

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

Froestad, J. & Shearing, C.  2017. Energy and the Anthropocene: Security Challenges and Solutions. Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal. 

Holley, C. & Lecavalier, E. 2017. Energy Governance, Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability: A Case Study from Hong Kong. Energy Policy, 108:379-389.

Harrington, C., Lecavalier, E. & Shearing, C. 2017.  From Passengers to Crew: Introductory Remarks. Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal.

Harrington, C.  2016. The Ends of the World: International Relations and the Anthropocene. Millennium: Journal of International Studies. 44.3: 478-498.

Froestad, J., Grimwood, S., Herbstein, T. & Shearing, C. 2015. Policy Design and Nodal Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Determinants of Environmental Policy Change in a South African City. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research & Practice, 17(2): 174-191.

Honig, M., Petersen, S., Herbstein, T., Roux, S., Nel, D. & Shearing, C. 2015. A Conceptual Framework to Enable the Changes Required for a One-planet Future. Environmental Values, 24(5): 663-688.

Jensen, T.O., Shearing, C., Skauge, T. & Persson, A. 2016. Energy Civilization through Industrial Modernity and Beyond.  Euro-Asian Journal of Sustainable Energy Development Policy, 5(1): 21-44.

Lecavalier, E. & Harrington, C. 2017. Entangling Carbon Lock-In: India’s Coal Constituency.  Lessons of the Anthropocene: Entanglements and Security. Crime, Law and Social Change: An International Journal.

Lecavalier, E., & Holley, C. 2017. Governing for Sustainability: Hong Kong’s Energy Trilemma Challenge.  Energy Policy.

Shearing, C. 2015. Criminology and the Anthropocene. Criminology and Criminal Justice, 15(3): 255-269.

Shearing, C., Harrington, C. & Holley, C. Forthcoming. Security and the Anthropocene in Law, International Relations and Criminology. Annual Review of Law and Social Science.

Trollip, H. In Submission. Energy transitions in the Anthropocene: the South African Case. Journal of Energy in Southern Africa (JESA).

PhD DISSERTATIONS:

Roux, S. In progress. Sustainable Transitions in Cities in the Global South: A Case Study of the City. University of Cape Town.

Van der Merwe, M. In progress. An In-Depth Exploration of the Networks of Private Sector Governance in the Changing Electricity Market in South Africa. University of Cape Town. 

Conferences/Workshops: 

Botelho, S. et al. 2016. Getting Power In, Getting Power Out: Electricity Liberalization and Change in Two Hydro-nations,Brazil and Norway. Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Braathen, E. et al. 2016. Environmentalism in the BASICS: Varieties of democratic pollution. Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Fischer, R and Jensen, T. O. 2016. Which Game Changers can Close the Electricity Gap? Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Froestad J., Nokleberg, and Shearing, C. 2016. Managing the Flows of Electrons and Men in South Africa's Minerals-Energy-Complex. Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Froestad, J. et al. 2016. Distributed Electricity Generation: A Comparison of Trends in China, South African and Brazil. Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Harrington, C. and Shearing, C. 2016. Security in the Anthropocene: Reflections on Safety and Care. Draft of chapter. Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Jensen, T. O. 2016. Nature, Energy and Citizenship 2016.Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Lecavalier, E. 2016 Comparing Energy Transition Strategies in South Africa and India. Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Lecavalier, E. 2016. Generating Energy Insecurity in India: Coal Mining, Criminology and Carbon Lock-In. CICC, University of Montreal, 15 March, 2016.

Lecavalier, E. et al. 2016 Nodal Carbon Lock-in: Resistance to Reforming India's Power Sector. Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Lecavalier, E. 2016 Hong Kong and the Energy Trilemma. Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Persson, A. N. and Skauge, T. 2016. Wind Power Success in Brazil. Transition to Sustainable Energy Systems workshop, Cape Town, 10 - 11 March.

Fakir, S. & Overall, C. 2015. Load Shedding: Safety and Security in South Africa. ACDI & HUMA seminar, 11 November, 2015.

Harrington, C. 2015. The Ends of the world: International Relations and the Anthropocene. Paper for presentation to a panel at the 2015 Millennium Conference: Failure and Denial in World Politics,18 October, 2015. London School of Economics. 

Harrington, C. 2015. Environmental Security in the Anthropocene. International Studies Association 59th Annual Convention. New Orleans, LA, USA. 16 February, 2015.

Harrington, C. 2015. The Ends of the World: International Relations and the Anthropocene. Paper presented to a panel at the 2015 Millennium Conference: Failure and Denial in World Politics,18 October, 2015. London School of Economics.

Jensen, T.O., Shearing, C., Skauge, T. & Persoon, A.N. 2015. Energy Civilizations: Industrial Modernity and Beyond. Based on a paper delivered at: 8th Scientific Conference of Energy And Climate Change : “Contribution to deep decarbonization”Organized by PROMITHEASnetKEPA Athens 7-9 October 2015. 

Lecavalier, E.  2015. Energy Transitions in ASIAN BRICS: Lessons for South Africa and Beyond. ACDI seminar, 19 August, 2015.