Transitions studies and developing countries – does it fit?

Invited authors: Jens Marquardt & Giorgia Silvestri on behalf of the TransLACASAF  While the field of sustainability transitions studies is often criticized for its narrow focus on European and other OECD countries, more and more scholars apply concepts and frameworks like transition management or strategic niche management to countries in Asia, Africa or Latin America. This raises some… Continue reading Transitions studies and developing countries – does it fit?

Last days: Call for 1st PhDs in Transitions Conference

© Greenwich University and Docklands, by DncnH  We kindly invite you to submit your abstracts for our 1st PhDs in Transitions Conference: Sustainable Transitions: Methodologies, Geographies and Public Service Reform, which will take place on April 28th and 29th at the University of Greenwich, London. The conference is the first formal gathering of our network… Continue reading Last days: Call for 1st PhDs in Transitions Conference

Two Conferences and one Symposium – How about the fieldwork?

  “How about it?” I asked a fellow colleague in response to the question. But I realized that it wasn’t so unnatural of her to ask this question. Readings on fieldwork methodology suggest that you collect quantitative and qualitative data and information, following one or more ‘techniques’ that is appropriate for your research. It also… Continue reading Two Conferences and one Symposium – How about the fieldwork?

Northern theories for Southern contexts?

Over the last two years, I have thought a lot about the use of ‘Western’ scientific theoretical frameworks to analyse phenomenon in the developing world. This question has been particularly relevant for me as an African student, studying African innovation in a European university, and mingling largely with European scholars throughout my doctoral studies. Much… Continue reading Northern theories for Southern contexts?