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Within his research, he focuses on the development of transition management in theory and practice through his PhD-research and diverse consultancy projects in this area. Central theme in his PhD-research is the development of an integrated framework for structuring transition management activities and for organizing transition management processes. A central concept is the ‘transition-arena´.
Transition management can be described as a new governance-model based on complex systems´ thinking and is aimed at facilitating and directing processes of societal change in the direction of sustainability.
It is a form of participatory governance in which envisioning, scenario-development, shared agenda-setting and experimenting are basic elements. The framework is developed in an iterative way; through constant interaction between theory development and practical application in diverse social settings (see below).