Aleksandra Lis

Aleksandra Lis
Adam Mickiewicz University | UAM · Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology

PhD

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Energy poverty, a condition whereby people cannot secure adequate home energy services, is gaining prominence in public discourse and on political and policy agendas. As its measurement is operationalised, metrical developments are being socially shaped. A European Union mandate for biennial reporting on energy poverty presents an opportunity to in...
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The paper explores the emergence of different publics for shale gas issue along the development of exploration activities in Poland. Through the concept of co-production, it is argued that publics do not pre-exist socio-technical realities but that they are organized by various actors together with these realities. The paper argues that scaling is...
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This chapter compares shale gas politics in Poland and Germany in terms of the securitization framework that has been extended for energy studies by the concepts of riskification, politicization and security jargon. The analysis shows that an important part of this politics has involved production of knowledge on the relation between shale gas extr...
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The paper examines shale gas development as a situation of resource exploration loaded with multiple uncertainties stemming not only from technology-generated unknowns but mainly from the unknowns about the volume of exploitable resource and about the ways in which shale gas industry will exist ‘locally’. By examining first information meetings org...
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This paper examines the motives behind the EU-level activism of CEE trade unions, which are commonly regarded as weak actors. To this end, it studies lobbying and protest actions staged by Polish labour organizations in relation to proposals for the EU Emission Trading Scheme Directive and the EU Services Directive. The analysis confirms the salien...
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Das aktuelle Konzept einer europäischen »Energie-Union«, das auf eine Initiative des amtierenden Präsidenten des Europäischen Rates, Donald Tusk, in seiner Zeit als polnischer Ministerpräsident zurückgeht, betont die Bedeutung regionaler Kooperation für die europäische Energiepolitik und insbesondere auch die Versorgungssicherheit. Dieser Beitrag u...
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The recently proposed overarching concept of a European " Energy Union " stresses the importance of regional cooperation, as it has become clear that absent increased coordination and cross-border cooperation, more obstacles than synergies may emerge. Looking at Germany and Poland, this policy brief examines how discrepancies between European Union...
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Despite enthusiasm about new gas reserves, shale gas has not come to Poland without controversies. This study examines how shale gas has been framed as a public issue by political and business elites, experts, local communities and civil society organizations. Through a frame analysis, we found three main frames about shale gas: shale gas as a nove...
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The report presents data on public perceptions of shale gas in four EU Member States: Poland, the UK, Germany and the Netherlands. Data were collected from surveys, opinion polls as well as from websites and statements of industry associations, environmental NGOs, citizens’ associations, academic and think tank experts, governments and political pa...
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Poland's European Union accession afforded Polish trade unions membership of European-wide, umbrella trade union organisations. This essay evaluates the strategies Polish trade unions adopted to represent their interests following Poland's accession to the European Union. It draws on a series of interviews and document analysis. In addition the ess...
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New markets are key in debates concerning environmental regimes. Critics and proponents share a discourse that characterises environmental markets in terms of scale; many discuss how to scale environmental markets ‘the right way’. Building on previous work in human geography, actor–network theory, and governmentality studies, we unpack the dual but...
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This paper makes three contributions to the developing literature on public opinion and understanding of CCS. The first is a discussion of online focus groups as a deliberative method in experimental and perhaps consultative contexts. The second is the role of anchoring and associative reasoning in the development of public opinion of CCS, illustra...
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Studies of the factors involved in public perceptions of CO storage projects reveal a level of complexity and diversity that arguably confounds a comprehensive theoretical account. To some extent, a conceptual approach that simply organises the relevant social scientific knowledge thematically, rather than seeking an integrated explanation, is as u...
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Re-organization of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme—the European carbon market—is a strategic moment when actors come onto the European arena to voice their claims, represent their interests, propose alternative policy solutions and open up controversies for a public debate. By problematizing rules of the carbon market, actors engage in r...
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In explaining the corporate governance performance of post-socialist companies, this article identifies four factors of influence: (1) pressure from majority shareholders, (2) pressure from outside minority shareholders, (3) pressure resulting from internationalization/globalization and (4) pressure exerted by the state in the form of legal regulat...

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European cities’ attempts to accelerate the electric mobility (EM) transition are generating environmental benefits and enhancing economic viability. Unclear is how socially just these attempts and their outcomes are in terms of who benefits (distribution), whose needs are considered (recognition), and who gets to decide and how (participation). The proposed research will advance inclusive EM transitions on the urban scale through a dual perspective on households and urban policy. It will examine inequalities in households’ EM-related needs, capabilities, decision-making, accessibility and everyday mobility. It will also analyse how and to what extent EM policies take the aforementioned distribution, procedure (participation) and recognition dimensions into account. It will finally co-produce understandings of how urban and transport planning goals regarding sustainability and accessibility can be strengthened through inclusive EM transition processes. In close collaboration with policymakers and mobility service providers, the project will consider shared and owned/leased electric cars, E-bikes and E-scooters, comparing transition processes in Oslo, Utrecht, Bristol and Poznan. Ultimately, the project aims to bring about a shift in how EM policies and services at the urban scale are developed, implemented and delivered so that urban EM transition pathways are not only accelerated but also become as inclusive as possible. Research Questions: In order to tackle the above-described challenges and address all aspects of social justice in the transition towards EM, ITEM has identified three main research questions: • How and to what extent do the needs, capabilities, practices and decision-making of individuals and households regarding electric mobility (EM), as well as their accessibility and everyday mobility outcomes, differ socially and spatially during the EM transition? • How and to what extent does EM policy take the distributional, procedural and recognition dimensions of mobility justice into account? • How can scenario-making exercises that consider demographic trends, spatiality and travel behaviour, be employed to both evaluate and inform EM transition pathways at the city level? Project team: The project is carried out by Adam Mickiewicz University (AMU) in Poznań in consortium with the Institute of Transport Economics in Oslo, the University of Utrecht, the University of Oxford and Heksagon Research.
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book in open access: https://www.berghahnbooks.com/title/LoloumEthnographies Energy related infrastructures are crucial to political organization. They shape the contours of states and international bodies, as well as corporations and communities, framing their material existence and their fears and idealisations of the future. Ethnographies of Power brings together ethnographic studies of contemporary entanglements of energy and political power. Revisiting classic anthropological notions of power, it asks how changing energy related infrastructures are implicated in the consolidation, extension or subversion of contemporary political regimes and discovers what they tell us about politics today.
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The research aims to demonstrate the impact of the abandoned station of the polish nuclear powerplant "Żarnowiec", described from the perspective of multispecies ethnography, on the local ecosystem understood as a relationship in which various elements are entangled: humans and non-humans, also including politics and science. Within the framework of my research work I want to look at the new socio-natural system that emerged as a result of planning, developing and finally starting and then abandoning construction of the nuclear power plant "Żarnowiec".