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Abernethy, K.E. Bodin, √Ė., Ollson, P., Hilly, Z., and Schwartz, A. (2014). Two steps forward, two steps back: The role of innovation in transforming towards community-based marine resource management in Solomon Islands. Global Environmental Change 28: 309-321.
This article is available online in Global Environmental Change.

Pelling, M. (2014) Transformation: A Renewed Window on Development Responsibility for Risk Management. Journal of Extreme Events 1 (1): 1402003.

Boaz, N. and Fox, E.A. (2014) Change leader, change thyself. McKinsey Quarterly (March 2014).
This article is available online at McKinsey.com

María Heras, M. and Tàbara, D.J. (2014) Let’s play transformations! Performative methods for sustainability. Sustainability Science, March 2014.

Stirling, A. (2014) Transforming power. Social science and the politics of energy choices. Energy Research and Social Science 2.3.2014.
This article is available online.

Wise, R.M., Fazey, I., Stafford Smith, M., Park, S.E., Eakin, H.C., Archer Van Garderen, E.R.M and Campbell, B. (2014) Reconceptualising adaptation to climate change as part of pathways of change and response. Global Environmental Change.
This article is available online in Global Environmental Change.


Anderson, D. (2013) An Integrated System for Organizational Transformation. Journal of Integral Theory and Practice 8(1&2): 1-18.

Boiral, O., Baron, C. and Gunnlaugson, O. (2013) Environmental Leadership and Consciousness Development: A Case Study Among Canadian SMEs. Journal of Business Ethics August: DOI 10.1007/s10551-013-1845-5

Borel-Saladin, J.M. and Turok, I.N. (2013) The Green Economy: Incremental Change or Transformation? Environmental Policy and Governance 23: 209-220.

Brown, K., O’Neill, S. and Fabricius, C. (2013) Social science understandings of transformations.
Pages 100-106 in the World Social Science Report 2013: Changing Global Environments. ISSC, UNESCO.
This article is available online.

Marshall, N.A., Dowd, A.M., Fleming, A., Gambley, C., Howden, M., Jakku, E., Larsen, C., Marshall, P.A., Moon, K., Park, S. and Thorburn, P.J. (2013) Transformational capacity in Australian peanut farmers for better climate adaptation. Agronomy for Sustainable Development, Oct. 2013.

Romero-Lankao. P., and Gnatz, D.M. (2013) Exploring urban transformations in Latin America. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5: 358-367.

Westley, F.R., Tjornbo, O., Schultz, L., Olsson, P., Folke, C., Crona, B. and Bodin, O. (2013) A theory of transformative agency in linked social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 18(3): 27.
This article is available online at Ecology and Society.


Biermann, F., Abbott, K., Andersen, S., B√§ckstrand, K., Bernstein, S., Betsill, M. M., Bulkeley, H., Cashore, B., Clapp, J., Folke, C., Gupta, J., Haas, P.M., Jordan, A., Kanie, N., Kluv√°nkov√°-Oravsk√°, T., Lebel, L., Liveman, D., Meadowcroft, J., Mitchell, R.B., Newell, P., Oberth√ľr, S., Olsson, L., Pattberg, P., S√°nchez-Rodr√≠guez, R., Schroeder, H., Underdal, A., Vamargo Vieira, S., Vogel, C., Young, O.R., Brock, A. and Zondervan, R. (2012) Transforming governance and institutions for global sustainability: key insights fromt the Earth System Governance Project. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 4(1): ¬†51-60.¬†

Griggs, D., Stafford- Smith, M., Gaffney, O., Rockstr√∂m, J., √Ėhman, M.C., Shyamsundar, P., Steffen, W., Glaser, G., Kanie, N., Noble, I. (2012) Sustainable development goals for people and planet.¬†Nature 495: 305-307.

Kates, R.W., Travis, W.R. and Wilbanks, T.J. (2012) Transformational adaptation when incremental adaptations to climate change are insufficient. PNAS 109(19): 7156-7161.
This article is available online at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Leach, M., Rockström, J., Raskin, P., Scoones, I., Stirling, A.C., Smith, A., Thompson, J., Millstone, E., Ely, A., Arond, E., Folke, C. and Olsson, P. (2012) Transforming innovation for sustainability. Ecology and Society 17(2): 11.
This article is available online at Ecology and Society.

Marshall, N.A., Park, S.E., Adger, W.N., Brown, K. and Howden, M.S. (2012) Transformational capacity and the influence of place and identity. Environmental Research Letters 7: 034022.
This article is available online at Environmental Research Letters.

O’Brien, K. (2012). Global Environmental Change II: From Adaptation to Deliberate Transformation. Progress in Human Geography, 36(5): 667-676.

Park, S.E., Marshall, N.A., Jakku, E., Dowd, A.M., Howden, S.M., Mendham, E. and Fleming, A. (2012) Informing adaptation responses to climate change through theories of transformation. Global and Environmental Change 22(1): 115-126.

Rickards, L. and Howden, S.M. (2012) Transformational adaptation: Agriculture and climate change. Crop & Pasture Science 63: 240-250.


Crompton, T. (2011) Finding Cultural Values That Can Transform the Climate Change Debate. Solutions 2(4): 56-63.
This article is available online at Solutions.

Folke, C., Jansson, A., Rockstr√∂m, J., Olsson, P., Carpenter, S.R., Chapin III, F.A., Cr√©pin, A-S., Daily, G., Danell, K., Ebbesson, K., Elmqvist, T., Galaz, V., Moberg, F., Nilsson, M., √Ėsterbom, H., Ostrom, E., Persson, A., Peterson, G., Polasky, S., Steffen, W., Walker, B., Westley, F. (2011) Reconnecting to the Biosphere. Ambio¬†40: 719-738.¬†

Geels, F.W, (2011) The multi-level perspective on sustainability transitions. Responses to seven criticisms. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 1(1): 24-40. 

Hochachka, G. (2011) Post-Secularity, Climate Change, and Spirit. Beams and Struts, 2011.
This article is available online at Beams and Struts. 

Kasser, T. (2011) Cultural values and the well-being of future generations: A cross-national study. J. Cross-Cultural Psych 42(2): 206- 215.

Niemeyer, S. (2011) The emancipatory effect of deliberation: Empirical lessons from mini-publics. Politics & Society 39(1):103-140.

Pelling, M. and Manuel-Navarette, D. (2011) From resilience to transformation: The adaptive cycle in two Mexican urban centers. Ecology and Society 16(2):11.
This article is available online at Ecology and Society.

Riedy, C. (2011) Futures of the climate action movement: Insights from an integral futures approach. Journal of
Futures Studies 
15(3): 33 ‚Äď 52.
This article is available online at Journal of Futures Studies.

Steffen, W., Persson, å., Deutsch, L., Zalasiewicz, J., Williams, M., Richardson, K., Crumley, C., Crutzen, P., Folke, C., Gordon, L., Molina, M., Ramanathan, V., Rockström, J., Scheffer, M., Schellnhuber, H.J., Svedin, U. (2011) The Anthropocene: From Global Change to Planetary Stewardship. Ambio 40:  739-761. 

Stirling, A. (2011) Pluralising progress. From integrative transitions to transformative diversity. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 1(1): 82-88.


Berkhout, F., Verbong, G., Wieczorek, A., Raven, R., Lebel, L., Bai, X. (2010) Sustainability experiments in Asia: Innovations shaping alternative development pathways? Environmental Science & Policy 13(4): 261-271.
This article is available online at Science Direct.

Folke, C., Carpenter, S.R., Walker, B.H., Scheffer, M., Chapin III, F.S, and Rockström, J. (2010) Resilience thinking: Integrating resilience, adaptability and transformability. Ecology and Society 15(4), 20.
This article is available online at Ecology and Society.

Jasanoff, S. (2010) A New Climate for Society. Theory. Culture and Society 27(2-3): 233-253.

Moloney, S., Horne, R.E. and Fien, J. (2010) Transitioning to low carbon communities‚ÄĒfrom behaviour change to systemic change: Lessons from Australia.¬†Energy Policy¬†38(12): 7614-7623.

Moser, S.C., Ekstrom, J.A. (2010) A framework to diagnose barriers to climate change adaptation. PNAS.
This article is available online at PNAS. 

O’Brien, K. and J. Wolf (2010) A values-based approach to vulnerability and adaptation to climate change. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 1: 232-242.

Schlitz, M.M., Vieten, C. and Miller, E.M. (2010) Worldview transformation and the development of social consciousness. Journal of Consciousness Studies 17 (7-8): 18-36.
This article is available online from the Institute of Noetic Sciences. 

Shove, E.,Walker, G. (2010) Governing transitions in the sustainability of everyday life. Research Policy 39(4): 471-476.

Smith, A. and A. Stirling (2010) The politics of social-ecological resilience and sustainable socio-technical transitions. Ecology and Society 15(1): 11.
This article is available online at Ecology and Society.

Stirling, A. (2010) Keep it complex. Nature 486: 1029-1031.

Tschakert, P. and Dietrich, K.A.  (2010) Anticipatory learning for climate change adaptation and resilience. Ecology and Society 15 (2): 11.
This article is available online at Ecology and Society.

Warner, R. (2010) Ecologial modernisation theory: towards a critical ecopolitics of change? Environmental Politics 19(4): 538-556.


Beddoe, R. et al. (2009) Overcoming systemic roadblocks to sustainability: The evolutionary redesign of worldviews, institutions, and technologies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (8): 2483-2489.
This article is available online at Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Boiral, O., Cayer, M., & Baron, C. (2009). The action logics of environmental leadership: A developmental perspective. Journal of Business Ethics 85(4): 479-499.

Fazey, I., Schultz, L., (2009). Adaptive people for adaptive management, In: Adaptive environmental management: a practitioners guide. eds C. Allan, G. Stankey, pp. 323-338. Springer, Dordrecht.

Meadowcroft, J. (2009) What about the politics? Sustainable development, transition management, and long term energy transitions. Policy Sciences 42(4): 323-340. 

Lovelock, J. (2009) The Vanishing Face of Gaia: a final warning, New York: Basic Books. 

Rockström, J., Steffen, W., Noone, K., Persson, A., Chapin III, F.S., Lambin, E., Lenton, T.M., Scheffer, M., Folke, C., Schellnhuber, H. J., Nykvist, B., de Wit, C. A., Hughes, T., van der Leeuw, S., Rodhe, H., Sörlin, S., Snyder, P. K., Costanza, R., Svedin, U., Falkenmark, M., Karlberg, L., Corell, R. W., Fabry, V. J., Hansen, J., Walker, B., Liverman, D., Richardson, K., Crutzen, P., Foley, J. (2009) Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity. Ecology and Society 14(2): 32.
This article is available online.

Shove, E. (2009). Beyond the ABC. Climate change policy and theories of social change. Environment and Planning A 42:  1273-1285. 


Kelly, M. (2008) On the very real possibility of transformational change. Tikkun Magazine 23(4).
This article is available online.

Rohracher, H. (2008) Energy systems in transition: Contributions from social sciences. International Journal of Environmental Technology and Management 9 (2-3): 144-161.


Miller, R. (2007) Futures literacy: A hybrid strategic scenario method. Futures 39: 241-362.

Olsson, P., L. H. Gunderson, S. R. Carpenter, P. Ryan, L. Lebel, C. Folke and Holling, C.S. (2006) Shooting the rapids: Navigating transitions to adaptive governance of social-ecological systems. Ecology and Society 11(1): 18.
This article is available online at Ecology and Society. 

Sharma, M. (2007) Personal to planetary transformation. Kosmos Journal.
This article is available online at Kosmos Journal.

Shove, E. and Walker, G. (2007) CAUTION! Transitions ahead: politics, practice, and sustainable transition management. Environment and Planning A 39(4): 763-770.
This article is available online. 


Leiserowitz, A. A., R. Kates, and T. M. Parris (2006) Sustainability values, attitudes, and behaviors: A review of multinational and
global trends. Annual Review Environment and Resources 31: 413-44.

Stirling, A. (2006) Precaution, Foresight and Sustainability. Reflection and reflexivity in the governance of science and technology chapter. In: J.-P. Voss and R. Kemp, (eds.) Reflexive Governance for Sustainable Development, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar: 225-272.

Wickson, F. A.L. Carew and A.W. Russell (2006) Transdisciplinary research: Characteristics, quandaries and quality. Futures 38: 1046-1059.


Rook, D. and W.R. Torbert. (2005) Seven transformations of leadership. Harvard Business Review April 2005.
This article is available online at New Perspectives.


Jasanoff, S. (2003) Technologies of Humility: Citizen participation in governing science. Minerva 41: 223-224.


Geels, F. W. (2002) Technological transitions as evolutionary reconfiguration processes: A multilevel perspective and case study. Research Policy 31(8/9): 1257-1274.

Raskin, P. et al. (2002) Great Transition: The Promise and Lure of the Times Ahead.  Scenario Group. Stockholm Environment Institute, Tellus Institute.
This publication is available as a pdf file from the Tellus Institute.