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    Compensation for Energy Infrastructures: Can a Capability Approach be More Equitable?
    with Fausto Corvino, Alberto Pirni, and Stefano Maran
    Journal of Human Development and Capabilities 22 (2): 197-217. 2021.
    In this article, we deal with the evaluation of the losses suffered by persons living in urban areas as a result of energy services. In the first part, we analyse how by adopting different informational foci we obtain contrasting interpersonal evaluations regarding the same loss. In the second part, we distinguish between a diachronic and a hypothetical/moralised threshold for harm in order to assess whether individuals are benefiting from or being harmed by a given energy service. Our argument …Read more
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    The Communication Function of Universities: Is There a Place for Science Communication?
    with Marta Entradas, Martin W. Bauer, and Frank Marcinkowski
    Minerva 62 (1): 25-47. 2024.
    This article offers a view on the emerging practice of managing external relations of the modern university, and the role of science communication in this. With a representative sample of research universities in four countries, we seek to broaden our understanding of the _science communication (SC) function_ and its niche within the modern university. We distinguish science communication from corporate communication functions and examine how they distribute across organisational levels. We find…Read more
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    Energy Justice and Intergenerational Ethics: Theoretical Perspectives and Institutional Designs
    with Fausto Corvino and Lars Löfquist
    In Gunter Bombaerts, Kirsten Jenkins, Yekeen A. Sanusi & Wang Guoyu (eds.), Energy Justice Across Borders, Springer Verlag. pp. 253-272. 2019.
    In this work, we discuss how both contractualism, in the Western tradition, and communitarianism, in the African interpretation based on the idea of Ubuntu, conceptualise intergenerational justice. Even though both philosophical theories, taking into account differences and shortcomings, provide theoretical answers to intergenerational justice dilemmas, the implementation of actual policies in the interest of future individuals does not follow straightforwardly. Accordingly, in the second part o…Read more