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Environmental Science & Policy
Published: 01 July 2024 in Environmental Science & Policy

This paper examines the process of policy framing and narrative construction in the context of energy exclusion. Through qualitative analysis of case studies of collective, systematic, and recurrent electricity disconnections at the neighbourhood level in Spain, the study identifies two policy framings, the ‘criminalisation’ and the ‘degradation’ framing, in the process of building the phenomenon of energy exclusion as a policy problem. Highlighting the central role of problem construction in policy development, the research shows how this stage shapes the whole policy trajectory, not only determining the character of the problem but also how to solve it. The research uses textual material collected through in-depth qualitative interviews, news and press, and policy documents to critically analyse the framing process and narrative construction. The results show how conflicting interpretations of a policy situation can lead to different policy messages and the influence of structural elements, such as the dominant electricity model, in reinforcing these interpretations.

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Anaïs Varo. Disconnected: Unpacking policy framing processes of energy exclusion in Spain. Environmental Science & Policy 2024, 157 .

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Anaïs Varo. Disconnected: Unpacking policy framing processes of energy exclusion in Spain. Environmental Science & Policy. 2024; 157 ():.

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Anaïs Varo. 2024. "Disconnected: Unpacking policy framing processes of energy exclusion in Spain." Environmental Science & Policy 157, no. : .

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Energy Research & Social Science
Published: 01 July 2024 in Energy Research & Social Science

This research critically examines the process of constructing the policy problem of energy exclusion in the Spanish context. Focusing on three case studies of peripheral neighborhoods experiencing extreme energy deprivation, the study adopts a deservingness theory framework to deconstruct the narratives that frame the policy problem and consequently shape policy responses. Using qualitative methods, including qualitative interviews, articles, and policy documents, the research examines the impact of these framings on policy responses to energy exclusion. By analyzing the process of policy problem construction, we explore the fluid boundaries between ‘deserving’ and ‘undeserving’ individuals and communities, thereby challenging established narratives in energy support policies. Our findings highlight the ambiguous nature of deservingness, revealing the complex interplay between neighborhood dynamics, policy interventions, and power actors. The article emphasizes the need for a broader understanding of energy deprivation that goes beyond techno-economic perspectives to include spatial and infrastructural factors.

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Anaïs Varo. From deserving to denied: Exploring the social construction of energy excluded citizens. Energy Research & Social Science 2024, 113 .

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Anaïs Varo. From deserving to denied: Exploring the social construction of energy excluded citizens. Energy Research & Social Science. 2024; 113 ():.

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Anaïs Varo. 2024. "From deserving to denied: Exploring the social construction of energy excluded citizens." Energy Research & Social Science 113, no. : .

Journal Article
European Neuropsychopharmacology
Published: 01 June 2024 in European Neuropsychopharmacology

Neurosciences clinical trials continue to have notoriously high failure rates. Appropriate outcomes selection in early clinical trials is key to maximizing the likelihood of identifying new treatments in psychiatry and neurology. The field lacks good standards for designing outcome strategies, therefore The Outcomes Research Group was formed to develop and promote good practices in outcome selection. This article describes the first published guidance on the standardization of the process for clinical outcomes in neuroscience. A minimal step process is defined starting as early as possible, covering key activities for evidence generation in support of content validity, patient-centricity, validity requirements and considerations for regulatory acceptance. Feedback from expert members is provided, regarding the risks of shortening the process and examples supporting the recommended process are summarized. This methodology is now available to researchers in industry, academia or clinics aiming to implement consensus-based standard practices for clinical outcome selection, contributing to maximizing the efficiency of clinical research.

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Silvia Zaragoza Domingo; Jordi Alonso; Montse Ferrer; Maria T. Acosta; Larry Alphs; Peter Annas; Pavel Balabanov; Anna-Karin Berger; Kim I. Bishop; Florence Butlen-Ducuing; Georg Dorffner; Chris Edgar; Manuel de Gracia Blanco; Brian Harel; John Harrison; William P. Horan; Judith Jaeger; Jan Kottner; Amy Pinkham; Daniella Tinoco; Monika Vance; Christian Yavorsky. Methods for Neuroscience Drug Development: Guidance on Standardization of the Process for Defining Clinical Outcome Strategies in Clinical Trials. European Neuropsychopharmacology 2024, 83, 32 -42.

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Silvia Zaragoza Domingo, Jordi Alonso, Montse Ferrer, Maria T. Acosta, Larry Alphs, Peter Annas, Pavel Balabanov, Anna-Karin Berger, Kim I. Bishop, Florence Butlen-Ducuing, Georg Dorffner, Chris Edgar, Manuel de Gracia Blanco, Brian Harel, John Harrison, William P. Horan, Judith Jaeger, Jan Kottner, Amy Pinkham, Daniella Tinoco, Monika Vance, Christian Yavorsky. Methods for Neuroscience Drug Development: Guidance on Standardization of the Process for Defining Clinical Outcome Strategies in Clinical Trials. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 2024; 83 ():32-42.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Silvia Zaragoza Domingo; Jordi Alonso; Montse Ferrer; Maria T. Acosta; Larry Alphs; Peter Annas; Pavel Balabanov; Anna-Karin Berger; Kim I. Bishop; Florence Butlen-Ducuing; Georg Dorffner; Chris Edgar; Manuel de Gracia Blanco; Brian Harel; John Harrison; William P. Horan; Judith Jaeger; Jan Kottner; Amy Pinkham; Daniella Tinoco; Monika Vance; Christian Yavorsky. 2024. "Methods for Neuroscience Drug Development: Guidance on Standardization of the Process for Defining Clinical Outcome Strategies in Clinical Trials." European Neuropsychopharmacology 83, no. : 32-42.

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