Aleksandra Wagner

Aleksandra Wagner
Jagiellonian University | UJ · Institute of Sociology

phD

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Introduction
Aleksandra Wagner currently works at the Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University. Aleksandra does research in Energy Discourse, Environmental Economics and Green Economics. Their current project is 'Tempus Fugit- future visions in energy policies in Poland after 1989 and their significance for energy transition.'.

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Publications (36)
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This article enriches the existing literature on the importance and role of the social sciences and humanities (SSH) in renewable energy sources research by providing a novel approach to instigating the future research agenda in this field. Employing a series of in-depth interviews, deliberative focus group workshops and a sys- tematic horizon scan...
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The institutions of the European Union place a clear emphasis on the importance of energy transition. However, the speed and scope of actions aiming at achieving climate neutrality of economies varies in the different member states. Poland, with an economy based on coal and a particular emphasis on the demands of energy security, appears to be espe...
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Despite global commitment to work together in tackling climate change, transitions do not occur similarly in different parts of the world. While the EU is setting an ambitious goal of decarbonising its energy system by 2050, Poland remains a member opposing those changes. Although most Poles declare their understanding of the necessity of decarboni...
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Vaccinations are treated as a tool that can eliminate disease or at least reduce morbidity and mortality. The programmes implemented by the World Health Organization aim to completely eradicate certain infectious diseases. At the same time, the number of people who choose not to vaccinate, or question the effectiveness and necessity of vaccination,...
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Energia wyobrażeń, w: Jasikowska, K., Pałasz, M. (red.), Za pięć dwunasta koniec świata. Kryzys klimatyczno-ekologiczny głosem wielu nauk. Kraków: Uniwersytet Jagielloński w Krakowie, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, s. 377-414. za512.uj.edu.pl Tekst powstał dzięki wsparciu Narodowego Centrum Nauki finansującego badania pod na-zwą "Tempus Fugit-wizje przys...
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This annotated bibliography evolved as one outcome of the European Commission (EC) funded project Energy Social Science and Humanities Innovation Forum Targeting the SET-Plan (Energy-SHIFTS), which contributes to the European Energy Union by further developing Europe’s leadership in applying energy-related research and knowledge from the Social Sci...
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In this report, we present two of the Energy-SHIFTS activities realised within Work Package 4 (synthesis and evaluation): the series of four Citizen Debates and four pairss of Masterclasses. Specifically, the aim of this report is to describe and reflect on the process of exchanging knowledge within different communities to make the project outcome...
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This article analyses the protests of resident doctors in Poland, with a particular focus on their hunger protest in October 2017. We use a theoretical framework of three types of groups – epistemic communities, communities of practice and interest groups – to show their strategies used for gaining influence upon healthcare. We show the dynamics of...
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Social innovation is an important dimension of current transformations in energy systems. It can refer to alternative business models, novel policy instruments, financing schemes, participatory governance approaches to energy questions, or new discourses. Its significance for energy systems is often considered in narrow instrumentalist terms, reduc...
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This report presents 100 research questions that have been identified by scientific experts as key priorities for Social Science and Humanities (SSH)research on renewables, in order to inform and support EU-funded research and innovation leading to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050.
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Although public debates on cannabis are ongoing in many countries, there are currently no EU‐wide rules for either medical or recreational use of cannabis. Numerous studies have illustrated that creating such rules is a complex challenge. The battle over the legalisation of medical use of cannabis in Poland is a good example for analysing the mutua...
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Policy-facing organisations involved in the energy transition can greatly benefit from more and better interaction with experts in social sciences and humanities (SSH). This report chronicles the efforts of the Energy-SHIFTS program to connect policy makers to SSH-researchers and to connecting policy dilemmas to larger shifts in thinking around ene...
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This report presents 100 research questions that have been identified by scientific experts as key priorities for Social Science and Humanities (SSH) research on renewable energy, in order to inform and support EU-funded research and innovation leading to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050. The questions together aim to promote SSH research that co...
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The discourse on energy transition is probably one of the most visible of all the public policy discourses in the contemporary world. How the world’s energy future is imagined is a significant factor for both implementation of this idea and understanding why the process is slower than one might expect. A promising heuristic for understanding the pa...
Technical Report
This collection of reports forms part of the scoping work of the Energy Social Sciences and Humanities Innovation Forum Targeting the SET Plan (Energy-SHIFTS). The reports are based on four workshops held in Spring/Summer 2019, which brought together experts from the research and policy sectors to discuss four themes: 1. Social innovation in the en...
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This article analyzes the outcomes of the key healthcare reforms undertaken in Poland and assesses how successful they have been. Contrary to the governmental perspective on success, understood in terms of economic efficiency, we define it in terms of patient satisfaction. As such, health policy is treated as a political system’s response to the pr...
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The aim of the paper is to propose a rethinking of the concept of epistemic communities in terms of their application in the discursive analysis of the field of healthcare. In the first part of the article, authors describe healthcare in the light of Pierre Bourdieu’s theory, and then the knowledge-power relations are presented in the discourses in...
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The aim of the article is to discuss the unintended consequences of energy efficiency, in the context of defuturization, by addressing the phenomenon of the rebound effect. The energy discourse is presented as ideological discourse protecting the status quo, even if it contemplates alternatives solutions. The interpretation of energy efficiency in...
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The objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of the main mechanisms and processes observed in media discourses with the potential to shape political and economic responses to energy issues. By adopting the discursive approach to public policy analysis, the author attempts to answer these questions: How is energy is discussed? What is sai...
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More in A.Wagner(ed) Visible and Invisible : Nuclear Power, Shale gas and Wind Power in media discourses on energy, WUJ 2017( forthcoming)
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Trans. Benjamin Koschalka Widoczne i niewidoczne. Atom, łupki, wiatr w dyskursach medialnych wokół energetyki [ " Visible and invisible. Nuclear, shale, and wind in media discourses on energy " ] is an edited volume dedicated to the mechanisms of creation and functioning of media discourses on selected energy-related problems. The monograph attempt...
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In this article we assess public communication on nuclear energy in Poland against four theoretical ideal types of the public sphere in modern democracies. We investigate law, media discourse, and civil society as dimensions of the public sphere, and use the analysis to draw out broader implications for energy transitions. We conclude that although...
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The meaning of deliberation in the health care decision making process: Communication between doctors and a patients The paper aims in discussing the conditions of deliberation between doctor and patient in the sociological perspective. Structural approach directs our attention to power relations in interaction of this type. What is a main barrier...
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Ostatnie lata przynoszą wiele publikacji odwołujących się do procesu poszukiwania i wydobywania węglowodorów ze złóż niekonwencjonalnych w Polsce1. Pojawiły się na rynku pierwsze modele ekonomiczne przygotowane bądź przez wyspecjalizowane firmy doradcze, na zlecenie spółek energetycznych, chcących uczestniczyć – często w nowym – biznesie, bądź przy...
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For years, technological innovations have been the cause of controversy. In reaction to this, increasingly often the bodies responsible for implementing these innovations undertake social dialogue with stakeholders. An important environment for this is media discourse, which defines the problems and key actors and disseminates strategies for argume...
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This paper reviews the media discussion of the energy crisis with a focus on presentation of energy policy in Poland. The results of the research presented in the paper illustrate how the media in developing countries legitimate energy policy and the activities of politicians and other decision makers in the energy sector. The topic of environmenta...
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Media as the space of deliberation. Publishing of short list of possible localisations of first Polish Power plant. Case study
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The Polish system of education undergoes constant changes. Reforms of the system, particularly those implemented by superior institutions, usually result in changes in the given models of social thinking. The subjects for analysis in the presented text are social representations of school and teachers in television serials, taking into consideratio...
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Summary/Abstract: The article aims at presenting rumors, understood as dynamic communicative events, in terms of a mechanism used by media to create credible information, and consequently to influence the definition of a particular situation by the audience. The above-mentioned phenomenon is clearly visible in the Polish quality press providing soc...

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“Energy Social sciences & Humanities Innovation Forum Targeting the SET-Plan” will contribute to a European Energy Union that places societal needs centrally, by further developing Europe’s leadership in using and applying energy-related Social Sciences and Humanities (energy-SSH). For further details please contact co-leads Dr Chris Foulds (chris.foulds@anglia.ac.uk) and Dr Rosie Robison (rosie.robison@anglia.ac.uk) www.energy-shifts.eu
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A number of authors have assumed that a rise in right wing populism poses a major and severe challenge for climate policy. We are interested in exploring the political economy of climate policy, including the structural but also ideological foundations of climate policy in Poland. This research seeks to explain the changing role of experts and politicians in public and political discourse on climate change in Poland, 2013-2016, and critically examine the source, extent and character of climate scepticism in the country. This will be based on the collection, coding and analysis of data derived from media analysis and elite interviews. Findings will be disseminated through specialist workshops with academics and policy-makers, academic journal articles, and commentary in more general online publications. The primary investigators are Tomas Maltby (King’s College London) and Kacper Szulecki (University of Oslo), in close collaboration with Aleksandra Wagner Jagiellonian University.
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The goal of this project is to provide a platform for discussion about issues related to energy politics, policy and governance. One of the aim of this is to establish an ECPR Standing Group on Energy Policy Research (or with similar name), however, the platform should serve energy policy community in general. Members are encouraged to share their research, ask questions, post calls for papers, etc. Also, do not forget to fill in your e-mail address into the googlesheet below so we can let the sheer amount of energy-interested researchers speak for itself when presenting our proposal to ECPR: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1OV-GYUMM_EAbiQYfOWUybGRUKeLZ4TYjgBfFMa3ZQCM/edit#gid=0