Journal article

Geographies of transition—From topical concerns to theoretical engagement: A commentary on the transitions research agenda

C Binz, L Coenen, JT Murphy, B Truffer

Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions | Elsevier | Published : 2019


This viewpoint takes stock with the ‘geography of sustainability transitions’ (GOST) as it is presented in the transitions research agenda. GOST has been a relatively recent addition to transition theorizing, addressing the need for greater sensitivity and attention to the scales, spatialities, and context-specific factors that shape transitions. In our view, the agenda represents a rather narrow perspective on GOST, which is geared to two empirical themes, namely urban transitions and transitions in developing countries. While these are relevant and topical issues, the section lacks sufficient acknowledgement of the increasing engagement of geographers with transitions studies and the theor..

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