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Alberto Clò

In 2006, the energy question—and in particular the natural gas emergency

that will be discussed here—was brought to the attention of

public opinion, of political and economic debate, and of the electoral

contest. First, it needs to be made clear that on both sides, and within

the two coalitions, demagoguery prevailed over pragmatism. Similarly,

the propensity to demonize the proposals of opponents tended

to hold sway over attempts to contribute constructively to the discussion.

Thus, a game of mutual vetoes and false propositions took place,

characterized by erroneous diagnoses aimed solely at avoiding the

electoral costs that the required choices would have imposed. This

had the inevitable result of confusing public opinion, which should

be aware of the issue, and feeding the general “right of veto,” which,

since before the reform of Title V of the Constitution, has allowed

anyone to prevent others from doing anything—with the result that

nothing happens.

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Governing the Sun

The Challenges of Geoengineering

Klaus Radunsky and Tim Cadman

-atmosphere-ocean cycle, this rate does not occur over the time scale required to prevent damaging impacts on nature and society ( Stocker et al. 2013 ). Furthermore, if energy policies focus on using CCS technologies for capturing emissions from coal-fired power stations

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Belonging to Spontaneous Order

Hayek, Pluralism, Democracy

Stephanie Erev

Anatoli Ignatov, who asks: “do droughts constitute the earth's verdicts on degrading practices of modernization and development?” and “what if we understood hurricanes as if they were votes on corporate-driven energy policies?” ( Ignatov 2017: 56

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Sovereignty versus Influence

European Unity and the Conceptualization of Sovereignty in British Parliamentary Debates, 1945–2016

Teemu Häkkinen and Miina Kaarkoski

“‘Energiewende”: Competing Conceptualisations of Nuclear Energy Policy in German Parliamentary Debates of 1991–2001 (Jyväskylä: University of Jyväskylä, 2016); Kari Palonen, “Speaking Pro et Contra: The Rhetorical Intelligibility of Parliamentary Politics and