Spillovers between policy-transfer and transitions research

Although research on sustainability transitions has addressed transnational linkages, little attention has yet been paid to the international diffusion and transfer of public policies. Transitions studies and research on policy transfer have had sparse interaction thus far. This viewpoint argues that the two fields can enrich each other through new research topics and findings on the influencing factors of policy change and system transitions. Lessons on the interrelation between policy transfer and sustainability transitions could be crucial for spreading transformative change internationally.

Published in:Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Volume 38, March 2021, Pages 79-81