What links Victorians riding penny farthings on the streets of London to Indian commuters on public transport in 21st century megacities, like Kolkata? Why does your new computer need to be faster? Your new television bigger and sharper?
Laur Kanger and Research Fellow Bipashyee Ghosh answer these questions and more on their whistle-stop tour of the Deep Transitions theory. They address the beliefs and assumptions propagated by industrial society, the powerful rules guiding the “regimes” we all live in, and discuss how the Deep Transitions framework combines Transition Studies and History to understand and help overcome the unsustainable behaviours and norms established in the First Deep Transition.
They explain the terms and ideas behind the idea of the ‘Second Deep Transition’, and discuss with the host, Geraldine Bloomfield, why and if its coming…
- You can read the founding papers for Deep Transitions here: Deep transitions: Emergence, acceleration, stabilization and directionality and Deep transitions: Theorizing the long-term patterns of sociotechnical change.
- We have produced a Guide to Deep Transitions explaining terms and concepts
- Interested in further study in this area? The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the University of Sussex Business School offers a range of Masters and PHD courses