Conceptualizing civil society attitudes towards the promotion of renewable energy: A case study from Tunisia

Raja Akermi, Sana Tebessi Hachana, Abdelfattah Triki

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This paper reviews the significant importance of the civil society stakeholders (CSSs) in promoting renewable energy. Indeed, the share of renewable energy has more than doubled within the past decade and CSSs has been an important driver for increasing renewable energy generation to date. Operationally, when it comes to promoting renewable energy, civil society along with a partnership with key actors may add a value because of their capacity to provide efficient public services. Despite the fact, that we, recently, have witnessed a proliferation of the literature about civil society, reviews have regularly omitted the stream of research conducted by social scientists. Furthermore, empirical studies have only focused on understanding civil society as a politically meaningful concept. Therefore, through a systematic review of academic literature and by using the theory of reasoned action (TRA) [1] as a theoretical framework, the current research attempts to propose a conceptual model focusing on CSSs attitudes toward the promotion of renewable energy from a Tunisian perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-137
Number of pages7
JournalEnergy Procedia
StatePublished - 2017
Event4th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems Engineering, CPESE 2017 - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 25 Sep 201729 Sep 2017


  • Attitude
  • Civil society
  • Environmental concern
  • Promotion
  • Qualitative study
  • Renewable energy


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