Deliberative socio-technical transitions

Lehtonen, Markku and Kern, Florian (2009) Deliberative socio-technical transitions. In: Scrase, Ivan and MacKerron, Gordon (eds.) Energy for the Future. A New Agenda. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 85-100. ISBN 9780230221512

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Abstract

Part I of Energy for the Future developed a critique of the way energy policy making is conducted, drawing attention to issues such as problem framing, institutional inertia, civil legitimacy, technological 'lock-in' and over-reliance on competition as a mechanism to achieve energy policy goals. Part II focuses ways to tackle the challenges so that societies become better able to transform energy supply and use, making development more sustainable. This chapter sets the scene for the more detailed recommendations that follow, identifying broad approaches, principles and processes appropriate to the new energy policy agenda. It argues in favour of a new over-arching perspective on the relevant transitions, and draws out the implications for governments, expert advisors and other stakeholders.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Markku Lehtonen
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:24
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 14:03
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31109
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