Materiality, nature and technology in agriculture: Ted Benton

  • Sietze VellemaEmail author


Interest in transitions and transition management has gained momentum partly because it offers opportunities for handling persistent problems. A key element in the transition perspective is the change of social-technological regimes. Technological change, and the way society and actors interact with material conditions, are important aspects in the literature on transitions (Rotmans et al., 2005). In particular, placing management of goal-oriented transitions on a roadmap towards sustainable development (Loorbach and Rotmans, 2006) brings to the fore problems in agriculture and food provision, or in energy supply. Both domains relate social action and human behaviour to natural and environmental conditions.


Material Condition Transition Management Contextual Condition Intentional Structure Labour Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Agricultural Economics Research Institute (LEI)Wageningen University and Research CentreWageningenNetherlands

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