Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Setting the Scene

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gunter Bombaerts, Kirsten Jenkins, Yekeen A. Sanusi, Wang Guoyu
      Pages 3-21 Open Access
    3. Andrea Duff, Deanne Hanchant-Nichols, Brad Bown, Sithara H. P. W. Gamage, Bronte Nixon, Petra Nisi et al.
      Pages 45-68 Open Access
    4. Gulzhikhan Nurysheva, Zhyldyz Amrebayeva, Aydar Amrebayev
      Pages 69-87 Open Access
  3. Energy Justice in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Ruth Kruger, Darren McCauley
      Pages 91-109 Open Access
    3. Mini Govindan, Debajit Palit, Rashmi Murali, Deepa Sankar
      Pages 111-135 Open Access
    4. Gudina Terefe Tucho
      Pages 137-154 Open Access
    5. Ankit Kumar, Britta Turner
      Pages 155-173 Open Access
  4. Applying Theory to Practice in Energy Justice Across Borders

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Matthew Herington, Yuwan Malakar, Vigya Sharma
      Pages 177-194 Open Access
    3. Wang Guoyu, Jianing Guan, Lei Li
      Pages 217-235 Open Access
  5. Theoretical Approaches in Energy Justice Across Borders

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 297-305

About this book


This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

We must find new and innovative ways of conceptualizing transboundary energy issues, of embedding concerns of ethics or justice into energy policy, and of operationalizing response to them. This book stems from the emergent gap; the need for comparative approaches to energy justice, and for those that consider ethical traditions that go beyond the classical Western approach. 

This edited volume unites the fields of energy justice and comparative philosophy to provide an overarching global perspective and approach to applying energy ethics. We contribute to this purpose in four sections: setting the scene, practice, applying theory to practice, and theoretical approaches. Through the chapters featured in the volume, we position the book as one that contributes to energy justice scholarship across borders of nations, borders of ways of thinking and borders of disciplines. The outcome will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students studying energy justice, ethics and environment, as well as energy scholars, policy makers, and energy analysts.


Energy ethics Sustainable energy transitions Social justice Marginalization/exclusion Renewable energy development Energy technology Vulnerability Intercultural ethics Comparative ethics philosophies Quality of life Open access

Editors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Innovation SciencesEindhoven University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of Environment and TechnologyUniversity of BrightonBrightonUK
  3. 3.School of Environmental TechnologyFederal University of TechnologyMinnaNigeria
  4. 4.School of PhilosophyFudan UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-24020-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-24021-9
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