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Relational power in the governance of a South African e-waste transition

TitleRelational power in the governance of a South African e-waste transition
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsLawhon M
Volume44
Issue4
Pages954 - 971
Journal Date2012
AbstractTransition studies attempts to explain sociotechnical change over time and to develop policy prescriptions to help guide transitions towards more sustainable outcomes. While this literature has made significant contributions to our understanding of transitions and achieving greater sustainability, most transition theory and practice overlooks the central role of power in shaping the direction and outcomes of transitions. In this paper I apply the transitions framework to electronic waste (e-waste) management in South Africa, and assess the attempts to instigate and guide a transition through the establishment of an industry-led e-waste association. I use a relational
URLhttp://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a44354
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