1st Edition

Climate and Energy Politics in Poland Debating Carbon Dioxide and Shale Gas

By Aleksandra Lis Copyright 2020
    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    Climate and Energy Politics in Poland: Debating Carbon Dioxide and Shale Gas presents a new, object-oriented perspective on the challenge faced by Poland, the largest post-socialist EU member state from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), to produce knowledge about its energy system in the context of climate change. 

    Drawing on data from five different research projects and two hundred interviews, Lis reflects on how EU accession forced Poland to mobilize their resources and produce expertise on carbon dioxide and shale gas, in order to actively participate in the debates around EU climate change ambitions and goals. A significant lack of capacity and expert institutions made it difficult for Poland to quickly assess the impacts of EU legislation or to propose new solutions for itself, and it is precisely this struggle for knowledge production that will be examined during the course of the book. 

    This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of energy and resource politics, climate change, EU environmental policy and CEE studies more broadly.


    Chapter 1: New energy objects the and (de-)Orientalization of Poland

    Chapter 2: Production¿of expertise, scaling and carbon dioxide in Poland¿¿

    Chapter 3: Production of expertise, scaling and shale gas in Poland¿

    Chapter 4: Co-production of sociopolitical orders: energy objects, publics¿and states¿



    Aleksandra Lis works as Associate Professor at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. She holds a PhD from the Central European University in Budapest and has worked as a research fellow at various research institutions and think tanks, including the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society at the University of California, Berkeley; the Center on Organizational Innovation at Columbia University in New York; the Institute for Advanced Studies in Science Technology and Society at Graz University of Technology; the Agora Energiewende in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Society in Cologne. She has led several research projects on climate and energy politics and on new energy technologies funded by the National Science Centre, the European Commission and the Polish-German Science Foundation.