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Course Overview

This course, promoting a holistic approach, is aimed to reach all individuals interested in the topic and willing to promote a sustainable participatory planning of Energy Transition.The course focuses on the socio-territorial and environmental perspective in order to understand Energy Transition  as a social construction process. The first two modules of the course are dedicated to clarify the concept of ET and to understand it as a social construction process in order to territorial, social and environmental perspective. In the third and fourth modules we will address the issue of the Sustainable Participatory Planning of Energy Transition and its implications in terms of cooperation/conflict. Finally, in the last two modules the participants will acquire basic notions of theoretical and methodological approach of the Social Network Analysis, specifically in order to identify:

a) network as a tool of sustainable participatory planning;

b)  role, skills and weight of the central actors in the social construction of ET.

Learning Objectives

 Understand the social construction of Energy Transition in order to:

  • territorial perspective; 

  • social perspective;

  • environmental perspective.

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Course Structure

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to Energy Transition
  • Lesson 2 - Understanding the social construction of ET
  • Lesson 3 - Meaning and implication of Sustainable planning of Energy Transition
  • Lesson 4 - Basic concepts and tools in Social Network Analysis (SNA)
  • Lesson 5 - Cooperaction/conflict: implications
  • Lesson 6 - Governance networks: actors, skills and dynamics


Anna Maria Zaccaria

Anna Maria Zaccaria is Associate professor of Sociology of Territory and of the Environment at the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Naples “Federico II”. Her research interests focuses on urban policies, environmental and anthropic risk governance, disaster resilience, urban innovation.


Fabio Corbisiero

Fabio Corbisiero is Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences of the University of Naples Federico II. He is scientific director of the LGBT Observatory and of “Osservatorio Universitario sul Turismo”. He coordinates research groups on the themes of tourism, urban sociology, gender and Social Network Analysis, environment and anthropic impact, renewable energies.


Ilaria Marotta

Ilaria Marotta has a Ph. D in Social Sciences and Statistics. She is currently research fellow at the Department of Social Sciences of the Federico II University in Naples. Her research interests include the sociology of the environment and the territory, with particular reference to questions relating to Protected Natural Areas.