INNOVATION Volume 23 Issue 3
This Issue contains the following articles:
Ronald J. Pohoryles: Editorial
Borut RonÄeviÄ & Matej MakaroviÄ: Towards the Strategies of Modern Societies: Systems and Social Processes
Corinne Autant-Bernard, Sylvie Chalaye , Fabio Manca , Rosina Moreno & Jordi SuriÃ±ach: Measuring the adoption of innovation. A typology of EU countries based on the innovation survey.
Haldun Ãanci: The Gulf war and Turkey: Selected regional changes, and their domestic reflections (1991-2003)
Louise Horvath & Susanne Mayer: Caring for informal caregivers: policy approaches to the provision of support services
Tarmo Kalvet & Veiko Lember: Risk Management in Public Procurement for Innovation: The Case of Nordic-Baltic Sea Cities
INNOVATION Volume 23 Issue 4
Special Issue: Sustainable energy and responses to climate change
Current discourses on environmental issues tend to focus on the mitigation of climate change and sustainable energy supply with regard to the mode of natural resources use. It becomes clear that the protection and conservation of nature as a response to environmental problems is being challenged by the specific character of the human-nature interface and by the means of how to ensure and secure a sustainable way of life. Correspondingly, the dispositive of sustainability and environmental awareness extends across different socio-economic sectors and respective policies that are framed based on responses to climate change that address categories such as green business or CO2 neutral energy. Current developments clearly indicate that a broad range of innovative approaches lack sound scientific knowledge and mostly build on scientific uncertainty, inadequate policies, and multisided social, political, and economic conflicts and diverging interests. In this respect, the significance of social science knowledge to tackle ecological problems that lie at the core of sustainable development has been increasing. The emphasis on the pertinence of the recognition and enhancement of social science in the field of environment by no means impairs the importance of natural sciences. The complexity of the issue calls for an interdisciplinary approach and innovative thinking that might create the foundation for a process of self-reflection among the natural sciences and of their impact on social and political trends and developments. Knowledge is a precondition for action, and human action is an indicator for sustainability and the integration of social, environmental, and economic concerns. But what does being Â´green` mean and to what extent does the EU 2020 policy contribute to the integration of environmental issues across different socio-economic sectors. This issue of Innovation aims at providing insights into the discrepancies surrounding solutions to simultaneously combat climate change and to secure (sustainable) energy supply.
The Special Issue contains the following articles:
Alex Warleigh-Lack: Greening Europe For Legitimacy? A Cautionary Reading of Europe 2020
Rupert Read: No surprise that the EU is not an âEcological Unionâ â a response to Warleigh-lack
Gwyn Prins: Comment on Warleigh-Lack paper
Ronald J. Pohoryles: Europe in the making â what role environmentalism; and, why should sustainable development be less than environmentalism? A rÃ©pliqueÂ to Warleigh-Lack
Alex Warleigh-Lack: Greening the European Union and Europe 2020: A Response to Read, Prins and Pohoryles
Paul Bellaby, Rob Flynn & Miriam Ricci. Towards Sustainable Energy: Are there lessons from the history of the early factory system?
Chang-gul Park, Jong-ku Son & Yoo-Jin Han: Three-Level Filtering Process for National R&D Projects: Case of Photovoltaic Energy in Korea
Alice B.M. Vadrot & Ronald J. Pohoryles: Multi-Level Governance, Technological Intervention, and Globalisation: The Example of Biogenetic Fuels
Aaron Leopold: The changing constellation of power and resistance in the global debate over agrofuels