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Dynamic Governance of Energy Technology Change

Socio-technical transitions towards sustainability

Ulli-Beer, Silvia (Ed.)

2013, XVII, 252 p. 60 illus., 12 illus. in color.

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  • The book assists policy makers in long term policy making and helps them to overcome policy resistance
  • It informs entrepreneurial decision makers of promising technology substitution pathways for meeting policy targets on time
  • The book reflects on analytical methods of transition mapping and modeling that help to advance the expertise of researchers in the field
Formulating effective responses to the global challenges of mitigating climate change and securing a sustainable energy future requires a clear understanding of the interdependent causalities between institutions, local decision making, strategic alliances and eco-innovations, as well as policies. It has been acknowledged that the linear “Manhattan project” model is not an adequate governance model for mastering the dynamic complexity of socio-technical transitions; therefore this book aims at advancing research on systematic transition management models. It offers qualitative and quantitative analyses of socio-technical transitions in road transportation and housing, bringing together tailored theorizing on sustainability transitions and applied system dynamics modeling. It highlights the interconnected causal feedbacks that are required to overcome the lock-in situation in road transportation and housing fueled by fossil energies. Showing which concerted actions and framework conditions are required in the transition phases in order to initiate and sustain socio-technical transition, it serves as a guide to model-based strategy making, policy design and analyses in support of sustainable futures.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Eco-Innovation - Reflexive Governance - Socio-Technical System - Sustainability Transitions - System Dynamics

Related subjects » Policy, Economics, Management & Transport - R&D / Technology Policy - Social Sciences - Sustainable Development

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