Smith, Adrian, Stirling, Andy and Berkhout, Frans (2005) The governance of sustainable socio-technical transitions. Research Policy, 34 (10). pp. 1491-1510. ISSN 0048-7333Full text not available from this repository.
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.
|Additional Information:||This highly cited and pathbreaking paper represents the first serious challenge to the Dutch school of `socio-technical transitions¿, in arguing that its predictions are overly mechanistic and that alternative models, of the kinds advanced in the paper, need to be considered. Contributions of authors were shared, though Dr Smith was the main motivator for the study and expert in the field.|
|Divisions:||School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research|
|Depositing User:||Adrian Smith|
|Date Deposited:||06 Feb 2012 21:08|
|Last Modified:||04 Apr 2012 14:48|
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