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RP2: The Impact of Devolved Administrations 

This Research Package, led by Elizabeth Errington (School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies), explores the development of energy policy, particularly concepts and definitions of fuel poverty, within each of the devolved administrations. This Research Package commenced in October 2016 and will conclude in July 2017. 

Core research questions include: Are there distinct discourses across developed administrations?  Do fuel poverty formulations processes result from differing definitions of fuel poverty within devolved institutions?  Are fuel poverty definitions and fuel poverty formulations processes impacting procedures?  What implications do devolved administration procedures of fuel poverty formulations have for recognition and procedural justice concerns?

This Research Package focuses on the period from 2011 to date. It includes content analysis of committee minutes, official reports and consultation papers, along with semi-structured telephone interviews with policy formulation actors. 

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