Connecting Dots: Multiple Perspectives on Socio-technical Transition and Social Practices

Paolo Giardullo, Luigi Pellizzoni, Sonia Brondi, Giorgio Osti, Paula Bögel, Paul Upham, Paula Castro


Abstract: This Crossing Boundary hosts contributions accounting for experiences and theoretical perspectives which may look distant for how they address the socio-technical transition in the energy field but, we believe, when put in conversation, help common questions and tentative answers come to the fore. Giorgio Osti, Paul Upham, Paula Maria Bögel and Paula Castro have been engaged in reflecting on their respective disciplines in relation to socio-technical transitions. Recalling and valorising the STS basis of MLP and SPT in connection with other disciplinary approaches may contribute to enrich on one side STS debates and on the other empirical research on socio-technical transition in a historical juncture where such an endeavour looks definitely urgent.

Keywords: multi-level perspective; socio-technical transition; energy transition; social practice theory.

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