Politics and (Self)-Organisation of Electricity System Transitions in a Global North–South Perspective

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Politics and (Self)-Organisation of Electricity System Transitions in a Global North–South Perspective


  • Eberhard Rothfuß Chair of Social and Population Geography, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Festus Boamah Chair of Social and Population Geography, University of Bayreuth, Germany


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Abstract:  Dominant electricity systems are inevitably transitioning into new forms in terms of power generation mix, mode of energy system governance and vested interests, the extent of state and consumer/citizen participation in the energy system, and energy justice expectations in different geographies in the Global North and Global South. In this editorial to the thematic issue entitled Politics and (Self-)Organisation of Electricity System Transitions in a Global North–South Perspective, we discuss politics and (self)-organisation of (just) energy transitions to expose how messy, convoluted, and fluid future electricity system transitions can be in both the Global North and Global South.

Keywords:  decarbonisation; energy transition; global north; global south; Paris climate agreement; solar photovoltaic systems

Published:   11 September 2020


DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v8i3.3636


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