- 304 pages.
- 7 figures, 7 tables, 1 map.
- Twisting in the Wind
- $80.00 U.S.
Whereas most scholars study alternative energy policy in developed, Western nations, Oksan Bayulgen wonders why renewable energy has not advanced in countries that do not have deep fossil fuel resources. This book focuses on the political determinants of clean energy transitions, especially in developing country settings, which most of the literature has overlooked. Using an in-depth case study of energy policymaking in Turkey, Bayulgen constructs a dynamic, multidimensional theoretical model to explain the political feasibility of energy solutions to climate change in much of the world. By using Turkey as a case study, she clearly shows the role of the state and elites in energy policies that have failed to make the transition to renewables. This timely topic will be of interest to scholars, policymakers, energy investors, and anyone interested in environmental studies.
“Twisting in the Wind criticizes the predominance of technological and market-based explanations and aims to establish that transition to clean energy is a political process.”
—Hande Paker, Bahçesehir University