The transitions storyline in Dutch environmental policy

Smith, Adrian and Kern, Florian (2009) The transitions storyline in Dutch environmental policy. Environmental Politics, 18 (1). pp. 78-98. ISSN 0964-4016

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In 2001 the Dutch government adopted a new policy in its Fourth National Environmental Policy Plan. Its transitions approach seeks radically more sustainable socio-technical systems, and represents an attempt to reinvigorate ecological modernisation. To explain the rise of this distinct policy storyline, a coalition of researchers and policy-makers forming the transition storyline is analysed. The interpretative flexibility of the storyline in relation to prevailing institutional priorities explains its success but also builds in limits by making subsequent institutionalisation susceptible to capture by incumbent interests, as illustrated by implementation in the energy sector.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: University of Sussex Business School > SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit
Depositing User: Adrian Smith
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:37
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2012 08:09
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