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Philip Johnstone
Research Fellow (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
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Selected publications

Article

Rogge, Karoline S and Johnstone, Phil (2017) Exploring the role of phase-out policies for low-carbon energy transitions: the case of the German Energiewende. Energy Research & Social Science, 33. pp. 128-137. ISSN 2214-6296

Johnstone, Philip and Kivimaa, Paula (2017) Multiple dimensions of disruption, energy transitions and industrial policy. Energy Research & Social Science. ISSN 2214-6296

Johnstone, Philip and Newell, Peter (2017) Sustainability transitions and the state. Environmental innovation and societal transitions. ISSN 2210-4224 (Accepted)

Johnstone, Philip, Stirling, Andrew and Sovacool, Benjamin (2017) Policy mixes for incumbency: the destructive recreation of renewable energy, shale gas 'fracking,' and nuclear power in the United Kingdom. Energy Research & Social Science, 33. pp. 147-162. ISSN 2214-6296

Johnstone, Philip and Hielscher, Sabine (2017) Phasing out coal, sustaining coal communities? Living with technological decline in sustainability pathways. Extractive Industries and Society, 4 (3). pp. 457-461. ISSN 2214-790X

Gilbert, Alexander, Sovacool, Benjamin K, Johnstone, Phil and Stirling, Andy (2017) Cost overruns and financial risk in the construction of nuclear power reactors: a critical appraisal. Energy Policy, 102. pp. 644-649. ISSN 0301-4215

Johnstone, Philip, Sovacool, Benjamin K, MacKerron, Gordon and Stirling, Andy (2016) [Letter] Nuclear power: serious risks. Science, 354 (6316). p. 1112. ISSN 0036-8075

Johnstone, Philip and Stirling, Andrew (2016) Submerged politics of UK nuclear power: is Trident renewal influencing UK energy policy? NGLI Spokesman.

Johnstone, Philip (2014) Planning reform, rescaling, and the construction of the post-political: the case of the Planning Act and nuclear power consultation in the UK. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 32 (4). pp. 697-713. ISSN 0263-774X

Gill, Nick, Johnstone, Phil and Williams, Andrew (2012) Towards a geography of tolerance: post-politics and political forms of toleration. Political Geography, 31 (8). pp. 509-518. ISSN 0962-6298

Johnstone, Philip (2010) The nuclear power renaissance in the UK: democratic deficiencies within the 'consensus' on sustainability. Human Geography, 3 (2). pp. 91-104.

Book Section

Johnstone, Philip (2017) The crisis at the centre of the United Kingdom: exploring Scottish independence and democratically disruptive regions. In: Riding, James and Jones, Martin (eds.) Reanimating regions: culture, politics, performance. Regions and cities . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 117-137. ISBN 9781138931534

Bickerstaff, Karen and Johnstone, Philip (2017) The re-scaling of energy politics: UK nuclear facility siting in historical context. In: Bouzarovski, Stefan, Pasqualetti, Martin J and Castán Broto, Vanesa (eds.) The Routledge research companion to energy geographies. Routledge companions . Routledge, Abingdon, Oxon, pp. 139-152. ISBN 9781472464194

Johnstone, Philip (2016) Delivering UK nuclear power in the context of European energy policy: the challenges ahead. In: Heffron, Raphael J and Little, Gavin F M (eds.) Delivering energy law and policy in the EU and the US : a reader. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 236-241. ISBN 9780748696796

Reports and working papers

Cox, Emily, Johnstone, Phil and Stirling, Andrew (2016) Understanding the intensity of UK policy commitments to nuclear power: the role of perceived imperatives to maintain military nuclear submarine capabilities. Working Paper. SPRU Working Paper Series (SWPS 2016-16), Brighton.

MacKerron, Gordon and Johnstone, Philip (2016) Evidence submitted to the Welsh Affairs Committee inquiry on the future of nuclear power in Wales. Technical Report. House of Commons, London.

Johnstone, Philip and Stirling, Andrew (2015) Comparing nuclear power trajectories in Germany and the UK: from ‘regimes' to ‘democracies’ in sociotechnical transitions and Discontinuities. Working Paper. SPRU, Brighton.

Other

Johnstone, Philip and Stirling, Andrew (2015) Why Germany is dumping nuclear power – and Britain isn’t. The Conversation.

Johnstone, Philip and Stirling, Andrew (2015) Shining a light on Britain’s nuclear state. The Guardian.

Johnstone, Philip and MacKerron, Gordon (2015) Small modular reactors – the future of nuclear power? Sussex Energy Group.

Johnstone, Philip, Gross, Matthew, MacKerron, Gordon, Kern, Florian and Stirling, Andrew (2013) Response to the DECC Consultation of the siting process for a Geological Disposal Facility, 2013. SPRU.