Papers in Innovation Studies, CIRCLE, Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy, Lund University
The Geography of Sustainability Transitions: A Literature Review
() and Lars Coenen
Abstract: This review covers the recent literature on the geography
of sustainability transitions which has recently expanded considerably. The
first aim of the review is to clarify the position of geographical thought
in different contributions which have adopted an explicitly geographical
perspective to understand key spatial issues of sustainability transitions.
The second aim is to take stock with the theoretical and empirical insights
which have been achieved in this literature and their internal coherence.
The review synthesises insights following from both contextual analyses of
particular settings in which transitions are embedded and studies of the
geography of inter-organisational linkages of importance for transition
processes. In this way, the review introduces researchers with an interest
in the field of geography of sustainability transitions to the theoretical
and empirical results obtained up to now and it highlight those areas which
need further work
Keywords: Geography; sustainability transitions; space; scale; context; proximity; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: O13; O33; Q01; Q55; R11; (follow links to similar papers)
24 pages, December 18, 2013
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