Designed to travel?

Transition management encounters environmental and innovation policy histories in Finland

E. Heiskanen (Corresponding Author), Sirkku Kivisaari, R. Lovio, P. Mickwitz

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Abstract

Transition management is a new concept for long-term policy design for the reflexive governance of socio-technical systems. It has recently attracted attention beyond its original context, the Netherlands. Yet, considering the local origins of transition management, it is also valid to question whether its assumptions concerning the governance of long-term transitions ‘travel well’. This article aims to explore early experiences of transferring the transition management model into the Finnish context on the basis of two case studies in different sectors. We suggest that the policy design changes when it is moved to another country and identify factors that influence the outcome of the transfer process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-427
Number of pages19
JournalPolicy Sciences
Volume42
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Keywords

  • environmental policy
  • health care policy
  • innovation
  • long-term policy design
  • policy transfer
  • sustainability
  • transition management

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Heiskanen, E. ; Kivisaari, Sirkku ; Lovio, R. ; Mickwitz, P. / Designed to travel? Transition management encounters environmental and innovation policy histories in Finland. In: Policy Sciences. 2009 ; Vol. 42, No. 4. pp. 409-427.
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In: Policy Sciences, Vol. 42, No. 4, 2009, p. 409-427.

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