From niche to mainstream: the dilemmas of scaling up sustainable alternatives

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Authors

  • Karoline Augenstein
  • Boris Bachmann
  • Markus Egermann
  • Verena Hermelingmeier
  • Annaliesa Hilger
  • Melanie Jäger-Erben
  • Alexandra Kessler
  • David Lam
  • Alexandra Palzkill
  • Paul Suski
  • Timo von Wirth
At the heart of transition research lies the question of how to “scale up” sustainable alternatives from a protected niche to the creation of mainstream practices.While upscaling processes are often seen as an essential element that contributes to societal transformation, upscaling itself remains a fuzzy concept.We argue that some fundamental dilemmas of upscaling can be identified, for example, the different understanding of the concept by researchers and practitioners. The dilemmas should be addressed in a more reflexive way by those from the worlds of science and practice who are involved in collaborative research settings.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
ZeitschriftGAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Societa
Band29
Ausgabennummer3
Seiten (von - bis)143-147
Anzahl der Seiten5
ISSN0940-5550
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PublikationsstatusErschienen - 15.10.2020

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