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Nils Droste

Principal Investigator | Associate Senior Lecturer

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The Green Economy : Pragmatism or Revolution? Perceptions of Young Researchers on Social Ecological Transformation

Author

  • Dalia D'amato
  • Nils Droste
  • Sander Chan
  • Anton Hofer

Summary, in English

The Green Economy is a strategic development concept of the United Nations incorporating a broad array of potential meanings and implications. It is subject to academic conceptualisation, operationalisation, reflection and criticism. The aim of our paper is to conceptualise a subset of the multi-faceted and at times polarised debate around the implications and applications of the Green Economy concept, and to provide reflective grounds for approaches towards the concept. By using qualitative content analysis and a participatory approach, we investigate perceptions of young researchers from various disciplines working on issues related to the Green Economy. The spectrum of disparate perceptions observed among the respondents is accommodated within a two-dimensional model. The dimensions are 1) the degree and nature of desired societal change in relation to the current economic model and set of institutions; and 2) the role of research in delivering such change. We discuss the model in light of the existing literature.

Publishing year

2017-08-01

Language

English

Pages

413-435

Publication/Series

Environmental Values

Volume

26

Issue

4

Document type

Journal article

Publisher

White Horse Press

Status

Published

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISSN: 0963-2719