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Winds of Change: The Environmental Movement and the Global Development of the Wind Energy Industry

Ion Bogdan Vasi


This book brings social movements into the study of market formation and industry growth. It starts from the observation that while wind power stands out as a renewable energy success story in some countries and regions, it has failed to reach its true potential in many countries and has had an uneven global development. The book offers an interpretation that differs from the dominant technological and economic perspectives. It develops a model that argues that the development of the wind energy industry is influenced by interactions between the environmental movement, the social context, and ... More

Keywords: renewable energy, wind energy, social movements, environmental movement, energy policy, industry creation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199746927
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746927.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ion Bogdan Vasi, author
Columbia University