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Putting the power in ‘socio-technical regimes’ – e-mobility transition in China as political process

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In: Mobilities, Vol. 9, No. 4, 2014, p. 585-603.

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abstract = "A mobility low-carbon transition is a key issue both socially and for mobilities research. The multi-level perspective (MLP) is justifiably a leading approach in such research, with important connections to high-profile socio-technical systemic analyses within the mobilities paradigm. The paper explores the key contributions that a Foucauldian-inspired cultural political economy (CPE) offers, going beyond central problems with the MLP, specifically regarding: a productive concept of power that affords analysis of the qualitatively novel and dynamic process of transition; and the incorporation of the exogenous {\textquoteleft}landscape{\textquoteright} into the analysis. This move thus resonates with growing calls for attention to power dynamics in mobilities research and a {\textquoteleft}structural{\textquoteright} turn. In making this case, we deploy the key case study of contemporary efforts towards mobility transition in China. This not only sets out more starkly the importance of MLP{\textquoteright}s gaps but also provides an empirical case to illustrate, albeit in the form of informed speculation, possible routes to low-carbon urban mobility transition and the inseparability from broader qualitative power transitions at multiple scales, including the global.",
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