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dc.contributor.authorEly, Adrian
dc.contributor.authorGeall, Sam
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-17T15:04:56Z
dc.date.available2018-07-17T15:04:56Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-13
dc.identifier.citationEly. A. and Geall. S. (2015) Innovation For Sustainability In A Changing China: Exploring Narratives And Pathways, STEPS Centre Working Paper, 86en
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/13919
dc.description.abstractGiven the environmental impacts of China’s current development trajectory and the country’s increasing economic and strategic focus on innovation, China’s progress on sustainable and low-carbon innovation is of crucial global importance. In order to better understand how the government is accelerating progress in these areas, this working paper explores some of the key political slogans that have underpinned China’s policies around sustainable development (可持续发展 kechixu fazhan) and innovation (创新 chuangxin) within the context of broader narratives and changes. Drawing on theoretical insights from work that investigates the role of power in shaping narratives, knowledge and action around specific pathways to sustainability (Leach et al 2010a), this paper begins to explore the ways in which dominant policy narratives in China might drive particular forms of innovation for sustainability, and potentially occlude or constrain others. In particular, we look at ecological civilisation (生态文明 shengtai wenming) as a slogan that has gradually evolved to become an official narrative, and is likely to influence pathways to sustainability over the coming years. The paper raises important questions for future research that could help to clarify the relationship between narratives and pathways to sustainability in changing China.en
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dc.publisherESRC STEPS Centreen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSTEPS Centre Working Paper Series;86
dc.rightsSTEPS Centre publications are published under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial–NoDerivative Works 3.0 UK: England & Wales Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode)en
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dc.subjectEconomic Developmenten
dc.subjectIndustrial Developmenten
dc.subjectPolitics and Poweren
dc.titleInnovation For Sustainability In A Changing China: Exploring Narratives And Pathwaysen
dc.typeSeries paper (non-IDS)en
dc.rights.holderESRC STEPS Centreen
dc.identifier.externalurihttps://steps-centre.org/publication/innovation-for-sustainability-in-a-changing-china-exploring-narratives-and-pathways/en
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