The governance of sustainable socio-technical transitions

The governance of sustainable socio-technical transitions A quasi-evolutionary model of socio-technical transitions is described in which regimes face selection pressures continuously. Differentiated transition contexts determine the form and direction of regime change in response to these pressures. The articulation of pressures, and the degree to which responses are coordinated and based on resources available within the regime, define the transition context. Four alternative contexts are described: endogenous renewal; re-orientation of trajectories; emergent transformation and purposive transitions. Agency and power in the governance of regime transformation are analysed. Power to affect change depends on regime membership, the distribution of resources for change and expectations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research Policy Elsevier

The governance of sustainable socio-technical transitions

Research Policy, Volume 34 (10) – Dec 1, 2005

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2005 Elsevier B.V.
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0048-7333
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10.1016/j.respol.2005.07.005
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Abstract

A quasi-evolutionary model of socio-technical transitions is described in which regimes face selection pressures continuously. Differentiated transition contexts determine the form and direction of regime change in response to these pressures. The articulation of pressures, and the degree to which responses are coordinated and based on resources available within the regime, define the transition context. Four alternative contexts are described: endogenous renewal; re-orientation of trajectories; emergent transformation and purposive transitions. Agency and power in the governance of regime transformation are analysed. Power to affect change depends on regime membership, the distribution of resources for change and expectations.

Journal

Research PolicyElsevier

Published: Dec 1, 2005

References

  • Technological regimes, path dependency and the environment
    Berkhout, F.
  • Technological transitions as evolutionary reconfiguration processes: a multi-level perspective and case study
    Geels, F.
  • Constructing a selection environment: competing expectations for CFC alternatives
    Glynn, S.
  • Independence and Deterrence: Britain and Atomic Energy 1945–1952
    Gowing, M.
  • Getting round the lock-in in electricity generating systems: the example of the gas turbine
    Islas, J.
  • Transforming the Energy Sector
    Jacobsson, S.; Bergek, A.
  • More evolution than revolution: transition management in public policy
    Rotmans, J.; Kemp, R.
  • Governance as theory: five propositions
    Stoker, G.

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