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The governance of sustainable socio-technical transitions
A quasi-evolutionary model of socio-technical transitions is described in which regimes face selection pressures continuously. Differentiated transition contexts determine the form and direction ofExpand
The globalization of socio-ecological systems: An agenda for scientific research
Abstract We argue that globalization is a central feature of coupled human–environment systems or, as we call them, socio-ecological systems (SESs). In this article, we focus on the effects ofExpand
Learning to Adapt: Organisational Adaptation to Climate Change Impacts
Analysis of human adaptation to climate change should be based on realistic models of adaptive behaviour at the level of organisations and individuals. The paper sets out a framework for analysingExpand
Space and scale in socio-technical transitions
The multi-level perspective (MLP) is a widely adopted framework for analysing stability, change and transitions in socio-technical systems. Key to explanations of change is the interaction betweenExpand
Adaptation Opportunities, Constraints, and Limits
Since the IPCC's Fourth Assessment Report (AR4), demand for knowledge regarding the planning and implementation of adaptation as a strategy for climate risk management has increased significantlyExpand
Normative expectations in systems innovation
  • F. Berkhout
  • Sociology, Computer Science
  • Technol. Anal. Strateg. Manag.
  • 1 July 2006
It is argued that expectations are intrinsic to all social action, so that visions of the future are both ubiquitous and context-specific, and the normative features of socio-technical expectations are discussed. Expand
Adaptation to climate change by organizations
Organizations will be central actors in societal adaptation to climate variability and change. But highly simplified assumptions are often made about the response of organizations to the stimulus ofExpand
Evaluating sustainability transitions pathways: Bridging analytical approaches to address governance challenges
An integration strategy based on alignment, bridging, and iteration is suggested, arguing that a structured dialogue between practitioners of different approaches is needed to address questions and dilemmas faced by decision-makers and practitioners. Expand