A conceptual framework for transition modelling

A Haxeltine, L Whitmarsh, N Bergman, J Rotmans, M Schilperoord, J Kohler

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Abstract

This paper presents a Conceptual Framework (CF) for analysing and simulating transition dynamics (or radical systemic innovation) that is broadly consistent with both empirical evidence and current theorising about transitions. The framework distinguishes between a dominant socio-technical regime and a number of socio-technical niches. The central feature of the framework is to describe how niches and regime interact to produce a transition dynamic involving either a transformation or a total overthrow of the dominant regime. We base the analysis on reviews of patterns observed in historical transitions, and provide a framework for analysing the processes involved in producing future ‘sustainability transitions’.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-114
Number of pages22
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development
Volume3
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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