893004 Energy and democracy
- Semester hours
- Lecturer (assistant)
- Offered in
- Sommersemester 2018
- Languages of instruction
This lecture series critically examines the concept of “Energy democracy” from an interdisciplinary point of view. Social and political aspects of the energy revolution will be a main focus of the subject matters. The idea of Energy democracy includes questions concerning the effects of electricity production and distribution on society and nature, analysis of current power and ownership structures in the energy sector, as well as already executed alternatives.
The lecture series is student-organised and interdisciplinary (in cooperation with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, University of Vienna and Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt).
Electricity production in Austria and renewable energies technologies
Decentralized energy revolution and participation
Power relations in the energy sector
A just structural transformation
Energy poverty and a social energy revolution
Civic fights for energy
Perspectives of the global south
Energy services and sector linking
- Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)
The inter- and transdisciplinary expert lectures will give the students a broad insight into the concept of Energy democracy. After attending the lectures students will be able to argue backgrounds and approaches towards a democratic, social energy revolution
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.