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Sustainability and Innovation

Dynamic Governance of Energy Technology Change

Socio-technical transitions towards sustainability

Editors: Ulli-Beer, Silvia (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Dr. Silvia Ulli-Beer, Senior Researcher at Paul Scherrer Institut, Villigen, Switzerland.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to the Research Task on Governance Dynamics of Energy Technology Change

    Ulli-Beer, Silvia

    Pages 1-16

  • Conceptual Grounds of Socio-Technical Transitions and Governance

    Ulli-Beer, Silvia

    Pages 19-47

  • A Research Method for Integrative Transition Simulation

    Ulli-Beer, Silvia (et al.)

    Pages 49-81

  • How Do We Know Who to Include in Collaborative Research? Toward a Method for the Identification of Experts

    Müller, Matthias Otto (et al.)

    Pages 83-104

  • The Role of Social Norms for the Diffusion of Eco-Innovations: Tipping Point, and Lock-in Effects

    Bosshardt, Mathias (et al.)

    Pages 107-132

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eBook $139.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-39753-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-39752-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-52480-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamic Governance of Energy Technology Change
Book Subtitle
Socio-technical transitions towards sustainability
Editors
  • Silvia Ulli-Beer
Series Title
Sustainability and Innovation
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39753-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39753-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39752-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52480-0
Series ISSN
1860-1030
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 252
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
Topics