A proposed theoretical framework for actors in transformative change

Fjalar J. de Haan *a, Jan Rotmans *b
In this opinion piece we suggest a number of theoretical innovations related to the representation and conceptualisation of actors and agency in transitions studies. The research field has gained significant academic and policy popularity and reached a degree of maturity that belies its youth. Despite the ongoing advances and sophistications however, we argue that major lacunae remain regarding actors and agency. Because transitions are reaching advanced stages with more prominent roles for actors, addressing this issue is a prerequisite for progress in transition research – something which is widely acknowledged in the field.
Please read:  DeHaanRotmansActorFrameworkTransitions2018

*a Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute & Melbourne School of Design, The University of Melbourne, Australia
*b Dutch Research Institute for Transitions, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands