The transitions discourse in Dutch energy policy: reinvigorating ecological modernisation?

Smith, Adrian and Kern, Florian (2007) The transitions discourse in Dutch energy policy: reinvigorating ecological modernisation? In: 7th International Summer Academy on Technology Studies: "Transforming the Energy System: The Role of Institutions, Interests & Ideas", August 27-31, 2007, Deutschlandsberg, Austria.

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Abstract

The rise of a transitions discourse in Dutch environmental policy is analysed. This new approach to environmental policy seeks radically more sustainable socio-technical systems. As such, its agenda constitutes the latest twist in attempts at ecological modernisation, aiming to decouple economic growth from harmful environmental degradation. The coalescence and influence of a transitions discourse coalition, which has helped shape national environmental policy planning in recent years, is contextualised and analysed. Its limited success in institutionalising procedures for structural change in the energy domain suggests ecological modernisation remains elusive.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Nora Blascsok
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2015 09:07
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2015 09:07
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53512
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