DEMAND paper wins BSA article prize
A paper from Gordon Walker, Neil Simcock and Rosie Day has won a prestigious BSA Climate Change Study Group annual article prize.
The paper, entitled ‘Necessary energy uses and a minimum standard of living in the United Kingdom: Energy justice or escalating expectations?’ was nominated for one of three prizes for the best papers submitted to the British Sociological Association’s Climate Change Article Prize.
The paper came second in the overall competition.
The judges ‘particularly appreciated the way in which the paper considered both social and environmental justice through a combination of empirical and theoretical work’.
The panel also felt ‘the (paper’s) conclusion that: “doing justice in terms of global climate change therefore arguably entails challenging embedded norms rather than following them” seems particularly powerful and useful in the context of the current political and economic climate.’
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