Journal article

Governing system innovation: assisted living experiments in the UK and Norway

Markus Bugge, Lars Coenen, Pedro Marques, Kevin Morgan

EUROPEAN PLANNING STUDIES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

Debates on how to address societal challenges have moved to the forefront of academic and policy concerns. Of particular importance is the growing awareness that to deal with issues such as ageing, it will be necessary to implement concerted efforts on technological, social, institutional or political fronts. Drawing on a number of theoretical perspectives–including socio-technical transitions and embedded state theory–the aim of this paper is to identify and understand different approaches to the governance of such system innovations by comparing state responses to assisted living in two contrasting national systems of care, namely that of the UK and Norway. Its findings highlight that stat..

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