Crossing Disciplines in Planning: A Renewable Energy Case Study

Paper prepared for Ole Pedersen (ed), Environmental law Scholarship (CUP Forthcoming)

17 Pages Posted: 12 Feb 2018 Last revised: 8 Nov 2018

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Maria Lee

University College London - Faculty of Laws

Simon Lock

University College London

Lucy Natarajan

University College London

Yvonne Rydin

University College London

Date Written: February 12, 2018

Abstract

This chapter provides personal reflections on collaboration between academics from different disciplines in a project on public participation and knowledge construction during decision making on major renewable energy projects. Our shared perspectives and languages have made this collaboration less difficult than others can be. But even here, reflecting on our methods prompts interesting and occasionally challenging questions about our own and each other’s disciplines. We argue that the social side of collaboration is crucial. Working with people you like, and whose work you respect, is perhaps not a bad starting point for scholarship across disciplines. But a cohesive team does not just happen, and we would like to reflect a little on the factors beyond the personal that have contributed to that.

Keywords: environmental law, planning, STS, interdisiplinarity, methods, scholarship

JEL Classification: K00, K32

Suggested Citation

Lee, Maria and Lock, Simon and Natarajan, Lucy and Rydin, Yvonne, Crossing Disciplines in Planning: A Renewable Energy Case Study (February 12, 2018). Paper prepared for Ole Pedersen (ed), Environmental law Scholarship (CUP Forthcoming). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3122341

Maria Lee (Contact Author)

University College London - Faculty of Laws ( email )

Gower St
London WC1E OEG, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Simon Lock

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Lucy Natarajan

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

Yvonne Rydin

University College London ( email )

Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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