The acceptance of instruments in instrument mix situations: Citizens’ perspective on Swiss energy transition

Ingold, Karin; Stadelmann, Isabelle; Kammermann, Lorenz (2018). The acceptance of instruments in instrument mix situations: Citizens’ perspective on Swiss energy transition. Research policy, 48(10), p. 103694. Elsevier 10.1016/j.respol.2018.10.018

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Citizens are the target group of sustainability policies, and their acceptance and subsequent behavioral change are key in transition processes. But what drives citizens to accept new instruments that will be added to a pre-existing instrument mix? To answer this question, we suggest an innovative combination of sustainability transitions and social acceptance research, and examine the case of Swiss energy turnaround. We rely on data from a representative sample of the Swiss resident population. By estimating logistic multi-response models, we disentangle individual and context-related factors that drive instrument preferences in a instrument mix situation. We conclude that it is mainly individual factors (values in favor of nuclear phasing out and climate mitigation) that positively impact the acceptance of instruments that promote the larger energy transitions through renewables. Additionally, the self-contribution of citizens (energy pro-sumers) seems to shape preferences more than current policies of their own jurisdiction.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Social Sciences > Institute of Political Science
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Other Institutions > Teaching Staff, Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences

UniBE Contributor:

Ingold, Karin Mirjam; Stadelmann, Isabelle and Kammermann, Lorenz

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science

ISSN:

0048-7333

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Lorenz Kammermann

Date Deposited:

27 Nov 2018 16:30

Last Modified:

01 Dec 2019 02:29

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.respol.2018.10.018

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.121366

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/121366

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