Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/146221
Authors: 
Isoaho, Karoliina
Goritz, Alexandra
Schulz, Nicolai
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/28
Abstract: 
China and India will have to radically transform their electric power systems in order to decouple economic growth from unsustainable resource consumption. While the majority of transition literature has focused on the diverse socio-technical factors that could enable such a transformation, more recently scholars have called for a deeper analysis of political economy factors. This paper contributes to this approach by studying how a ruling coalition's ability and willingness to promote a clean energy transition is shaped by societal pressures, vested interests, and its power and cohesiveness. In doing so, we identify central drivers and barriers to a clean energy transition in China and India.
Subjects: 
green growth
state capacity
political settlement
ruling coalition survival
renewable energy policy
sub-national variation
JEL: 
Q42
Q55
Q56
O44
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-071-3
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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