30.06.2010, Rene Kemp

'Transition research has made a name, but not yet a school'

‘This book is unique because different kinds of expertise are brought together. This is also the strength of the transition perspective: to make visible an array of aspects visible, in their mutual coherency. There is little attention in science for transitions as layered, interrelated processes of transformation. As a researcher you have to be a jack of multiple trades, which most researchers are not. To the extent that transition research has made a name, it has not become a school thus far. Universities tend to be organizations of specialists, specialized within their own specialism. The end result is partial understanding, of which we have too much.'




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