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Record number 430926
Title Nurturing Technologies for Sustainability Transitions
Author(s) Bos, A.P.
Source Foundations of Science 18 (2013)2. - ISSN 1233-1821 - p. 367 - 372.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10699-011-9271-6
Department(s) LR - Innovation Processes
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Keyword(s) systems
Abstract This paper is a commentary to a paper by Erik Paredis (2011). It is firstly argued that the theories of technology, as distinguished by Feenberg, cannot adequately explain the different interpretations of the role of technology in the transition towards sustainability, as Paredis argues. Secondly, the basic argument of Paredis is countered that transition research is fundamentally handicapped by its constructivists roots to discriminate between options. Finally it is argued that a third strand of transition research exists that is explicitly interventionist, and that nurtures specific technology in context.
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