Though sustainable development goals and other international initiatives have insisted on the importance of energy access in peace building, there is still little understanding about the extent to which energy systems themselves can contribute to or mitigate structural violence. While there are ample relevant examples globally from a diverse literature and increasing body of case studies, this knowledge has not been systematically organized to show theoretical alternatives to current energy systems or deliver practical policy advice in building such alternatives.
Informed by the contributions of a multidisciplinary global author pool, Energy Policy for Peace provides both a new foundation for researchers and practitioners exploring how energy systems can be changed to build positive peace, and a toolkit for redressing structural violence. The work opens by reviewing how unequal energy access strengthens structural violence. It argues that increasing access to energy access may be an important tool in mitigating structural violence. It concludes with practical policy recommendations and institutional reforms designed to mitigate the structural violence embedded in many energy systems and develop energy strategies for peace building.
- Reviews the characteristics of energy systems that enable positive peace
- Discusses practical recommendations to achieve positive peace through energy strategy and policies
- Draws on an array of real-world case studies drawn from an exemplary team of international practitioners
- Provides a toolkit of policy options for stakeholders interested in redressing structural violence
PART 1: Energy for Peace 1. History and Background 2. Basic principles and Analytical approaches 3. Specific Methods
PART 2: Country Studies 4. Balkans 5. South Sudan 6. North Africa to EU 7. Bangladesh 8. Myanmar 9. Columbia 10. Comparison of Country Studies: Pros and Cons of Approaches
PART 3: For Positive Peace 11. Enabling Systems: Micro-grid, Interconnectivity, and Benefit-sharing 12. Limitations and Implications
Professor Daniel Kammen is the Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy at the University of California, Berkeley, the Founding Director of RAEL, and a former climate Science Envoy for the State Department. Also. He is a coordinating lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their report.
Professor Hisashi Yoshikawa has worked in Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, OECD and IEA, and currently in the University of Tokyo as Project Professor at the Policy Alternatives Research Institute and Graduate School of Public Policy. He also serves as Research Director for the Canon Institute for Global Studies and Executive Adviser for the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.