GesamttitelGeNECA : Gerechte Nachhaltige Entwicklung auf Grundlage des Capability-Ansatzes / Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ
10 (2013) Towards a governance of sustainability transitions : giving place to individuals / Felix Rauschmayer; Tom Bauler; Niko Schäpke. Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ ; GeNECA, Gerechte Nachhaltige Entwicklung auf Grundlage des Capability-Ansatzes
VerfasserRauschmayer, Felix ; Bauler, Tom ; Schäpke, Niko
ErschienenLeipzig : Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, 2013
UmfangOnline-Ressource (PDF-Datei: 32 S., 0,59 MB) : graph. Darst.
SerieUFZ-Diskussionspapiere ; 17/2013
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Towards a governance of sustainability transitions [0.59 mb]
Policies for sustainability transitions necessarily have three main characteristics: they are prescriptive with regard to dynamic societal processes linked to the normativity of sustainable development and are able to interlink both the societal and the individual levels. Taking transition management as a starting point the paper elaborates that it cannot well address the second and third characteristic. We therefore suggest complementing transition management approaches with the individualistic capability approach and the more structural practice theory. We suggest a heuristic combination that places individuals back into the study of sustainability transitions and show with three suggestions how this might change research on and for transitions. Firstly we propose to assess sustainability on individual niche and regime level; Secondly we show that the crucial learning processes occurring in the transition processes can be better understood when interrelating the three levels; Finally we elaborate that the governance of sustainability transitions necessarily has - at the same time - to foster free spaces for experimentation and to select those niches that are conducive to more instead of less sustainability.