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Boundary Bridging Arrangements: A Boundary Work Approach to Local Energy Transitions

Köhrsen, Jens. (2017) Boundary Bridging Arrangements: A Boundary Work Approach to Local Energy Transitions. Sustainability, 9 (3). p. 424.

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Abstract

Local energy transitions involve various types of actors (e.g., politicians, businesses, public administrators, and citizens) that differ in their objectives, values, problem-related perspectives, and professional jargons: these differences risk deterring the collaboration that is needed to pursue energy transitions as encompassing socio-technological transformations. Based on a boundary work-approach, this contribution studies the interplay of actors in these transitions. The approach suggests that boundary bridging arrangements (e.g., boundary objects, boundary settings, and boundary organizations) evolve in local energy transitions, facilitating communication across the boundaries between the various types of actors. In applying the boundary work approach to the energy transitions in two German cities, the article explores the potentials and limitations of this approach.
Faculties and Departments:01 Faculty of Theology > Zentrum für Religion, Wirtschaft und Politik > Religion und Wirtschaft (Köhrsen)
UniBasel Contributors:Köhrsen, Jens
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:MDPI
e-ISSN:2071-1050
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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Last Modified:25 Apr 2018 13:00
Deposited On:01 Nov 2017 08:21

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