Marlyne Sahakian has completed a PhD in development studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. Her research in Metro Manila, the Philippines, was focused on household energy consumption, using social and cultural approaches to understanding everyday consumption practices. Her research interest is in understanding natural resource consumption patterns and drivers, in relation to environmental promotion and social equity, and identifying opportunities for transitions towards more “sustainable” societies. Research areas of interest include: - Sustainable consumption and production - Developing countries, emerging economies - Migration, globalization and consumption - Urban studies and sustainable development - Labeling and eco-standards - Social practice theory / approaches - Household energy consumption patterns and drivers; energy poverty - Life cycle thinking, industrial ecology - Social capital, social networks, citizenship
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Published Works in Peer-Reviewed Journals
- A Matter of Trust: Collective Action Towards “Green Economy” Transitions, Development, UNRISD special issue (as soon as published 2012).
- Understanding household energy consumption patterns: When “West is Best” in Metro Manila, Energy Policy 39(2): 596-602, 2011.
- Energy Reduction Through a Deeper Understanding of Household Consumption: Staying Cool in Metro Manila, with J. K. Steinberger, The Journal of Industrial Ecology. 15(1): 31-48, 2011.
- Combining Life Cycle Thinking with Social Theory: Case Study of Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) in the Philippines, Sustainability 2(7): 2349-2364, 2010. Reviewer and Editorial Contributions
- Comments on articles: Robert Berry and C.R.C. Mohanty, Regional Development Dialogue 31(2), 2011. - Reviewer for Carbon Management, Frontiers of Environmental Science and Engineering in China (2011), and Sustainability: Science, Practice, & Policy (2011-).
- Book review: Jacques Grinevald, La Biosphère de l’Anthropocène: climat et pétrole, la double menace. Repères transdisciplinaires (1824-2007), Genève: Georg, 2007, 293 p. by Marlyne D. Sahakian, A Contrario, No. 11, 2009/1, online, June 2009.
- Contributing editor for the 2008 issue of the Journal of Public and International Affairs, published by APSIA and the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.