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TransLACASAF network established

New network fosters debates about transitions in Latin America and the Carribean, Asia and Africa  Sustainability transitions are a global issue. Transitions studies have developed their theories and research mainly focused on OECD countries. Yet, numerous researchers deal with topics related to sustainability transitions in emerging economies and the developing […]


New STRN governance structure

The STRN network has grown considerably in recent years and has become the major platform and meeting place for researchers interested in large-scale transformation associated with sustainability. At the same time, key tasks such as the exchange of information, maintenance of the website, updating the research agenda, or organization of […]


Transitions studies & developing countries. Does it fit?

While sustainability transitions studies are often being criticized for its narrow focus on European and other OECD countries, more and more scholars apply concepts and frameworks like transition management or strategic niche management to countries in Asia, Africa or Latin America. This raises some critical questions: How do theoretical frameworks […]


Green transformations, Leonard Cohen and the elephant

This is a re-post. The original and more extended blog can be found here. A lively debate about the near and long-term future of western civilisation took place yesterday in central London, at the launch of the book “The Politics of Green Transformations”.  The edited volume based on work of the STEPS centre, […]


STRN Best Paper Award

At the IST 2013 conference in Zurich, the paper A Grassroots Sustainable Energy Niche? Reflections on community energy case studies by Gill Seyfang, Sabine Hielscher, Tom Hargreaves, Mari Martiskainen and Adrian Smith received the STRN best paper award. We congratulate the authors! Why was the paper chosen The focus on community based […]