Understanding Industrial Transformation: Views from Different Disciplines

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Xander Olsthoorn, Anna J. Wieczorek
Springer Science & Business Media, 2006. gada 13. janv. - 226 lappuses

'A system is just like truth's tail, but the truth is like a lizard. It will leave the tail in your hand and escape; it knows that it will soon grow another one.' [Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev (1818-1883), Letter, Paris, January 3, 1857, to Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy. Turgenev: Letters, ed. David]

...a scientist can only come to a partial understanding of industrial transformation processes. This is so not only because of the vastness of the topic, but because of the inherent limitations of each scientific discipline. The common ground, which scientists of different disciplines may endeavour to find when approaching some problem, is often slight.

A scientist entering such grounds runs the risk of getting lost, losing understanding and only catching the loose tail mentioned above. Secondly, sciences, to make a difference, must impress their importance upon the public and convince scientific and policy institutions in order to obtain the means to carry out their mission.

The editors consider that there has been progress, and that this book is a sign of such progress, and hope that it provides a further contribution to such advancement. Their hope is that this book will also foster co-operation among those approaching this area from dissimilar disciplines and scientific traditions, and that it will stimulate progress for all scientists advancing on the international road to global sustainability.

 

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INTRODUCTION
1
2 About this book
7
Acknowledgements
8
References
9
A PSYCHOLOGICAL VIEW ON INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION AND BEHAVIOUR
13
2 On the causes of behaviour
16
3 The role of values
20
4 The impacts of awareness
25
References
116
AN EVOLUTIONARY ECONOMICS PERSPECTIVE ON INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION
119
2 Concepts in evolutionary thinking
120
3 Essential contributions to evolutionary economics
122
5 An application to the energy system
132
6 Evolutionary policies for industrial transformation
135
Acknowledgements
138
A NEOCLASSICAL ECONOMICS VIEW ON TECHNOLOGICAL TRANSITIONS
141

5 Final remarks
29
Acknowledgements
30
SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES FOR INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION
33
2 General and theoretical sociology
34
3 Environmental sociology
38
4 Environmental sociology and industrial production
42
5 Sociology and sustainable consumption
44
6 Epilogue
48
References
49
INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
53
2 The incremental model
57
3 Structural model of law making
62
international economic law
65
5 Conclusions
67
Acknowledgements
70
CONTRIBUTIONS TO TRANSFORMATION RESEARCH FROM POLITICAL SCIENCE
75
2 The international dimension of industrial transformation
78
New actors stakeholder involvement in transformation processes
82
New instruments and strategies for environmental policies
85
Conclusions strategies for industrial transformation
91
Acknowledgements
93
ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS AND INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION
99
2 The analysis by ecological economics
101
3 Indicators
106
4 Ecological economics as a criticism of mainstream economics
113
5 Conclusions
115
1 Introduction
142
2 Neoclassical economics and the environment
144
3 Technological change
147
4 Technological lockins
152
5 Transitions and government intervention
155
an example
157
7 Conclusion
159
References
161
MULTILEVEL PERSPECTIVE ON SYSTEM INNOVATION RELEVANCE FOR INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMATION
163
2 Some disciplinary building blocks
166
3 A multilevel perspective on system innovations
170
4 Policy suggestions
178
5 Topics for further research
182
Acknowledgements
183
MANAGING TRANSITIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
187
2 Scientific perspective
189
3 The water transition
192
4 Possibilities for managing transitions
195
5 Conclusions
204
References
205
DISCUSSION CONCLUSIONS
207
2 Analysis and conclusions
209
some challenges ahead
217
References
222
EPILOGUE
225
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