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System Transition Concepts and Framework for Analysing Energy System Research and Governance

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    (Instituto de Empresa)

System transitions are complex societal co-evolutionary processes that are typically led by gradual adaptation rather than visionary management or coordination. Still, visionary coordination of policies, regulation, corporate strategies and social learning may overcome some barriers and foster new innovation efforts providing sufficient impetus towards system transition. This paper addresses ´system transition´ as a valuable perspective and develops a framework for analysing Nordic energy system research and governance. The framework integrates different transitions phases, levels and dimensions and combines them with the governance functions to provide overarching frames for understanding

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Paper provided by Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment in its series Working Papers Economia with number wp08-31.

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Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2008
Handle: RePEc:emp:wpaper:wp08-31
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