International networks studied
One way to overcome these limitations is to exchange knowledge in transnational networks. This project studies such networks using various methods: mapping/analysis, digital searches, content analysis of articles in the media and policy documents, and in-depth case studies. Focus on three countries: Denmark, with its traditionally strong grassroots movements that are becoming increasingly absorbed by large commercial interests; Sweden, where grassroots initiatives are more marginalized; and the Netherlands, where despite a strong desire to benefit from grassroots initiatives, the more radical change initiatives are hampered by special interests. The project focuses particularly on the potential ability of the grassroots initiatives to contribute to radical changes in the energy systems.
Project title: Mobilizing grassroots capacities for sustainable energy transitions: path improvement or path change?