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  1. Philip J. Vergragt (2013). Beyond Politization of Technology and Sustainability: A Plea for Visioning. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 18 (2):361-365.score: 870.0
    Most protagonists of sustainable development ignore modern insights in the nature of technology, which has led to an emphasis on technological solutions. The notable exception is transition management. However, both social construction of technology and transition management have been criticized as ignoring distributions of power in society, and for not offering guidance in the choice of the most sustainable technologies. The reviewer criticizes this approach: the issue is not to choose the right technologies, but to address the root causes of (...)
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  2. Erik Paredis (2013). Embracing the Political in Technology and Transition Studies: A Response to Philip Vergragt and Bram Bos. [REVIEW] Foundations of Science 18 (2):373-377.score: 126.0
    This article is a short reaction to the comments of Vergragt (Found Sci, 2012) and Bos (Found Sci, 2012) on my article “Sustainability transition and the nature of technology” (Paredis in Found Sci 16(2–3):195–225, Paredis 2011). I start by situating current transition research in the sustainability debate. The relation between the two is simultaneously specific and vague: specific about processes at work during transitions, vague about the content and direction of the change. I then move on to a discussion (...)
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