Alexandra Mallett

Alexandra Mallett
Carleton University · School of Public Policy and Administration

PhD

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36
Publications
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Citations since 2016
21 Research Items
512 Citations
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Additional affiliations
July 2019 - present
Carleton University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
July 2010 - June 2019
Carleton University
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
May 2008 - April 2010
University of Sussex
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
October 2004 - March 2010
September 1997 - September 1999
Dalhousie University
Field of study
  • International Development
September 1992 - April 1996
University of Toronto
Field of study
  • International Relations

Publications

Publications (36)
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There is growing acknowledgement that industrial processes including the production of iron and steel are a pivotal area ripe for technological change if we are to effectively decarbonize, while concurrently industrialize countries of the Global South in a sustainable way. Innovation is an important element in advancing green (decarbonizing and red...
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Brazil, a key mining producer globally, has a comprehensive system of environmental laws and institutions. Nevertheless, their effectiveness has been questioned. We examined the perception of regulatory effectiveness of the environmental licensing process for mining from a range of actors involved in these processes in Brazil. Firstly, we found tha...
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While renewable energy is making inroads in certain jurisdictions, there appears to be little enthusiasm or effort by many countries in the Global South when examining overall patterns of investment, despite numerous countries announcing renewable energy adoption goals. Various studies attribute this apparent lack of interest to a lack of legislati...
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This paper examines the aftermath of the Samarco mine dam break near Mariana, Brazil, in November 2015. The paper employs a decolonial theoretical framework and qualitative methods to analyze the resulting conflicts between the mining company, government authorities, and affected community members using primary data from 20 interviews conducted in...
Book
With an authoritative and courageous approach, Beyond Policy Analysis examines public policymaking in Canada at all areas of governance, including Heath Care, Education, Economic Development and Trade. This title goes beyond conventional categories and concepts to examine how the world of policymaking has changed with the increasing pressures of gl...
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Many recognize the role of public policy in catalyzing action to address climate change. Attention has turned to theories of policy change, focusing on agents and their activities. Less clear, however, is the relationship between effective policy change and the actors, their context, and their strategies. We therefore ask: to what extent do kinds o...
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Many people agree on the need for energy system change, and that innovation is a pivotal component in attaining these changes. For this reason, a flurry of activity exists – by scholars, policy makers and practitioners – about how to realize these changes most effectively. Emerging concepts and activities underway on the ground point to systemic ch...
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Smart grid technologies are an important dimension of electricity system change and governments have been actively involved in their diffusion in a number of jurisdictions. Deployment rates for technologies involving the public have varied, despite governments pursuing similar policies/programs and implementing comparable technologies, such as smar...
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The term smart grid (SG) has been widely used in both the United States (U.S.) and Canada to represent multiple visions and configurations of electricity system change. In both countries policies, programs, and initiatives have emerged to promote technological and social changes associated with SG, and different patterns of SG implementation and go...
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Various “smart grid” technologies can help achieve a region's environmental and climate mitigation goals by facilitating the deployment of renewable energy sources, transportation electrification, energy conservation and load-shifting of electricity use. This study reviews and explores the role of environmental framing in the socio-political accept...
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Debates abound regarding the link between trade and industrial policy and the adoption of sustainable energy technologies in developing countries. Some purport that open trade regimes support technology diffusion, while others indicate that more interventionist regimes are more conducive. This paper uses empirical evidence from Mexico City and São...
Technical Report
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This report provides a contemporary snapshot of domestic energy usage in Canada’s Arctic (spanning Yukon in the west to Nunatsiavut in the east) with a focus on how Northern jurisdictions meet their electricity and space heating needs. Specifically, the research team investigated the role of alternative energy options, including the governance, pol...
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A key challenge of approaches to low carbon technology transfer/cooperation is that too much attention is placed on outcomes, neglecting technology cooperation processes. An innovation systems (IS) analytical lens can help to understand dimensions of what makes low carbon technology cooperation more effective, as IS emphasizes the importance of the...
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We report on an original systematic review of 165 empirical, ex post studies examining policies that promote the development and use of low-carbon technologies. Policy is defined broadly to include diverse instruments (e.g., eco-labels, voluntary agreements, emission credits, and taxes), developed, administered, and promoted by state and non-state...
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Policy makers, practitioners and academics agree that addressing climate change requires global efforts and that one pillar of any effective approach must include actions undertaken by developing countries. A key mechanism in which developing countries can be engaged is through collaboration to elicit more use of sustainable energy technologies in...
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Intellectual property rights (IPRs) and the transfer of low carbon technologies to developing countries have been the focus of sustained disagreement between many developed and developing country Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). We argue that this disagreement stems from two conflicting political discou...
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The deployment of eco-innovations in developing countries is a key driver of their contribution to efficiently addressing global environmental challenges. It is also a key driver of markets for eco-innovation and sustainable economic development. This report explores the barriers developing countries face in accessing markets for eco-innovation. It...
Thesis
Many conventional approaches to Renewable Energy Technology (RET) adoption in developing countries generally stress economic and technical factors; often relying on rural contexts. Systemic approaches are an alternative lens, attempting to include social and economic factors at various scales, but to date there is little evidence supporting their a...
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Much discussion of technology transfer and the adoption of renewable energy innovations overlooks the importance of social acceptance. Using mainly qualitative analytical techniques, empirical evidence was obtained from the experiences of those involved in solar water heaters in Mexico City (e.g. technicians, industry representatives, local governm...
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Thesis (M.A.)--Dalhousie University, 1999. Includes bibliographical references.

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Projects (2)
Project
examining the political economy of the mining sector in Brazil (part of a larger project examining actors, policies, and the mediating role of technological innovation, and environmental outcomes for forestry and mining)