Municipal Entrepreneurship and Energy Policy: A Five Nation Study of Politics, Innovation and Social Change, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Municipal Entrepreneurship and Energy Policy

A Five Nation Study of Politics, Innovation and Social Change, 1st Edition

By Alison E. Woodward, Jerry Ellig, Tom R. Burns


266 pages

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Originally published in 1994. The energy crisis of the 1970s provided an opportune climate for public sector entrepreneurship to develop. The authors present case studies from six innovative and diverse municipalities in Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden and the United States. The studies document problems these communities encountered while implementing new ideas in energy conservation and changes in energy supply and municipal planning. Each community was selected on the basis of its early, vigorous response to the energy crisis, and then followed up to examine roadblocks along the way to innovation in the public sector. The case studies highlight the challenges policy entrepreneurs face and the tactics they employ, revealing crucial differences between public and private sector entrepreneurship.

Table of Contents

Preface Part 1: Point of Departure and Research Approach 1. Action, Entrepreneurship and Energy 2. Research Concepts and Design Part 2: Case Studies 3. Davis, California, USA: Middle-Class "Conservatopia" 4. Saarbrücken, Germany: Out-Greening the Greens 5. Metz, France: Budget-Conscious Conservation 6. Nysted, Denmark: Rural Revolutionaries 7. Göteborg, Sweden: The Challenge of Heavy Industry 8. Uppsala, Sweden: Utility Leadership Part 3: Analysis and Conclusions 9. Municipal Entrepreneurship and Energy Developments: Comparative Observations 10. Generalizations and Theoretical Conclusions

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Energy

Reissuing works originally published between 1964 and 1994, this set of ten volumes is an excellent collection of works on energy – production and consumption, economics and policy, conservation and the crisis. International in scope, the volumes look at household energy conditions, energy in the developing world, political history and various other issues within the world of fuel and power. This set is a resource for environment studies, economics, policy and politics, sociology, geography and other studies considering the use of energy in our world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Energy Industries
NATURE / Ecology