The Politics of Knowledge in Inclusive Development and Innovation

Edited By David Ludwig, Birgit Boogaard, Phil Macnaghten, Cees Leeuwis Published by Routledge in the Pathways to Sustainability book series 15 October 2021 Read this book (Open Access) Buy a copy This book develops an integrated perspective on the practices and politics of making knowledge work in inclusive development and innovation. While debates about development…

The governance of sociotechnical transformations to sustainability

This article was produced as part of the Governance of Sociotechnical Transformations (GoST) project. The contribution makes use of a sociotechnical imaginaries (STI) framework to expose crucial but neglected governance issues in sociotechnical areas of key relevance to sustainability transformations such as energy systems. It explores how the STI concept can contribute to understanding transformations…

Transformation as praxis: responding to climate change uncertainties in marginal environments in South Asia

This paper provides some of the conceptual and methodological underpinnings being developed in the ongoing TAPESTRY project which is part of the Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) Programme. We debate how the notion of transformation may be conceptualized from ‘below’ in marginal environments that are especially marked by high levels of climate-related uncertainties. We propose the notion of…

Three ways of understanding social transformations to sustainability

This knowledge brief was published by the International Science Council’s Transformations to Sustainability programme. Download this briefing The enormity, complexity and urgency of the global targets enshrined in the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are widely acknowledged. However, even with calls for transformations to sustainability resounding around the globe, it is often…

The Politics of Uncertainty: Challenges of Transformation

Edited by Ian Scoones and Andy Stirling Routledge, 2020 Open access This book is available as an Open Access e-book. Individual chapters can also be downloaded free of charge. Read the book Buy the book Related Articles COVID-19 and the Futility of Control in the Modern World Andy Stirling and Ian Scoones, Issues in Science…

COVID-19 and the Futility of Control in the Modern World

Issues in Science and Technology 36, no. 4 (Summer 2020): 25–27 Amid the very real devastations of already-vulnerable lives and livelihoods caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a tsunami of commentary. Academic and policy experts of every stripe are already asserting the lessons and proposing competing agendas that the crisis seems to dictate….

Structured Collaboration Across a Transformative Knowledge Network — Learning Across Disciplines, Cultures and Contexts?

Realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require transformative changes at micro, meso and macro levels and across diverse geographies. Collaborative, transdisciplinary research has a role to play in documenting, understanding and contributing to such transformations. Previous work has investigated the role of this research in Europe and North America, however the dynamics of transdisciplinary…

Transformations to sustainability: combining structural, systemic and enabling approaches

The imperatives of environmental sustainability, poverty alleviation and social justice (partially codified in the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs) call for ambitious societal transformations. As such, few aspects of actionable knowledge for sustainability are more crucial than those concerning the processes of transformation. This article offers a brief overview of different conceptualisations of transformation, and…

Sustainability transformations in complex systems: a political economy perspective

By Hubert Schmitz and Ian Scoones Chapter in Global Challenges, Governance, and Complexity: Applications and Frontiers, edited by Victor Galaz Read this chapter Making the world more sustainable is the biggest challenge of our time. Views on ways forward differ greatly but tend to concur that transformations are urgent. History tells us that there are…

Transformative spaces in the making: key lessons from nine cases in the Global South

Laura Pereira, Niki Frantzeskaki, Aniek Hebinck, Lakshmi Charli-Joseph, Scott Drimie, Michelle Dyer, Hallie Eakin, Diego Galafassi, Timos Karpouzoglou, Fiona Marshall, Michele-Lee Moore, Per Olsson, J. Mario Siqueiros-García, Patrick van Zwanenberg and Joost M. Vervoort Sustainability Science, November 2019 (Open Access) Read this paper online Creating a just and sustainable planet will require not only small…