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Conclusions and Outlook for Future Energy Transitions Research

  • Ludger Gailing
  • Timothy Moss
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Abstract

This concluding chapter summarizes the principal findings of the book. Drawing on the lessons emerging from Chapters  3 to  6, the authors develop a framework for conceptualizing the socio-material and political geography of energy transitions. They subsequently map out an agenda for future research on ways of conceptualizing the IMPS nexus in energy transitions. In doing so, they indicate not only how specific research debates could benefit from engaging more with other conceptual approaches, but also where the limitations to conceptual syntheses lie. The chapter concludes with reflections on the challenges of researching energy transitions with the help of the conceptual approaches discussed in the book and possible ways of dealing with them, drawing on experiences made during the research project underpinning the book.

Keyword

Analytical framework institutional change materiality power space 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ludger Gailing
    • 1
  • Timothy Moss
    • 1
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space (IRS)ErknerGermany

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