Making space for economic democracy: the Danish wind power revolution

Cumbers, A. (2013) Making space for economic democracy: the Danish wind power revolution. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development,

Cumbers, A. (2013) Making space for economic democracy: the Danish wind power revolution. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development,

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Abstract

This think piece illustrates through the example of the Danish renewables sector the role that innovative forms of collective and democratic ownership can play in tackling climate change. Although Denmark has been held up as a model for other countries to follow in forging a progressive and far-sighted approach to tackling climate change, there is relatively little recognition that this has been founded upon state intervention and localized forms of public ownership. The paper emphasizes the way that supportive regulation and legislation by national government institutions come together with grassroots initiatives to foster more localized and participatory forms of public ownership and decision making.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cumbers, Professor Andrew
Authors: Cumbers, A.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:United Nations Research Institute for Social Development
Publisher:0258-9834
ISSN:0258-9834

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