Addressing social representations in socio-technical transitions with the case of shale gas

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dc.contributor.author Upham, Paul
dc.contributor.author Lis, Aleksandra
dc.contributor.author Riesch, Hauke
dc.contributor.author Stankiewicz, Piotr
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-24T07:56:04Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-24T07:56:04Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 2015,
dc.identifier.issn 2210-4224
dc.identifier.other doi:10.1016/j.eist.2015.01.004
dc.identifier.uri http://repozytorium.umk.pl/handle/item/2645
dc.description.abstract While sociologists of science and technology have long understoodtechnological diffusion and adoption as processes of social embed-ding, the psycho-social processes involved have received relativelylittle attention in the socio-technical transitions literature. Here weconsider the value of Moscovici’s social representations theory interms of its potential contribution to a theory of socio-technicalchange, the multi-level perspective (MLP). Using fracking-derivedshale gas as a technology case study and newspaper representa-tions of the technology in Poland, Germany and the UK as data,we address and illustrate connections between the processes ofanchoring and objectification that are central to social represen-tations theory and the socio-technical dynamics observed. In so doing, we set out an approach for further work on agency in the MLP and socio-technical change processes generally, informed by a social psychological approach that aligns with structuralist concepts.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Fracking
dc.subject Public Opinion
dc.subject Shale gas
dc.subject social representations
dc.subject socio-technical transitions
dc.title Addressing social representations in socio-technical transitions with the case of shale gas
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

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