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Agent-Based Change in Facilitating Sustainability Transitions: A Literature Review and a Call for Action




Julkaisun tekijät: Katariina Koistinen, Satu Teerikangas, Mirja Mikkilä, Lassi Linnanen
Julkaisuvuosi: 2018
Kirjan nimi *: Handbook of Engaged Sustainability
eISBN: 978-3-319-53121-2

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How can sustainability
transitions be enabled? The focus in the practice and research on sustainability
transitions has traditionally been on large-scale institutional actors.
However, in order to make a difference, also micro-led change, i.e. engaged individuals
driving sustainable change, is needed. This chapter explores the role of engaged
individuals in facilitating sustainability transitions. Who are they and what
do they do? Despite much interest, this body of knowledge remains scattered
across disciplines. In this chapter, the aim is to take stock of the subject
matter by providing a review of the scholarly literature on agent-based change
involved in sustainability transitions. The review is based on leading journals
in environmental management and sustainability studies. Based on the review,
challenges and key dynamics in the study of agent-based sustainability
transitions are identified. Moreover, future research directions are provided. The
chapter encourages individuals, starting with you and me, to awaken their
agency and to start making a difference toward developing a better, more
sustainable, tomorrow.


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