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?
Aisha Al-Sarihi, Doctoral Researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy Imperial College, share her memories on the
© 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
Nina Vogel, share her reflections on critical thought, hypocrisy and sustainability
Professor Patrick Dunleavy (LSE) offers insightful advice on academic writing. A collation of his ideas can be found on his blog.
His latest post is certainly of interest for PhDs. He unpicks what an original contribution is, and discusses different ways academics contribute to collective efforts. Definitely worth the read.
“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?
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?