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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2011

Change by whom? Four ways of adding actors and governance in backcasting studies

Wangel, Josefin


There is a lack of actors and governance in backcasting studies. Given that such studies typically are used to explore and promote change, the absence of change agents and their institutions is a shortcoming. This paper presents four approaches to include actors and governance as objects of study in backcasting studies; the stakeholder analysis approach, the social network approach, the governance model approach, and the policy and change approach. In the paper a scenario study of the greening of private transport in Bromma, Stockholm is used as example. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Backcasting; Scenario; Governance; Actor

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2011, Volume: 43, number: 8, pages: 880-889

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    Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
    Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

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