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Forever stuck in old ways? Pluralising incumbencies in sustainability transitions

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Forever stuck in old ways? Pluralising incumbencies in sustainability transitions. / Turnheim, Bruno; Sovacool, Benjamin K.

I: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, Bind 35, 06.2020, s. 180-184.

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Turnheim, B & Sovacool, BK 2020, 'Forever stuck in old ways? Pluralising incumbencies in sustainability transitions', Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, bind 35, s. 180-184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eist.2019.10.012

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Turnheim, Bruno ; Sovacool, Benjamin K. / Forever stuck in old ways? Pluralising incumbencies in sustainability transitions. I: Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. 2020 ; Bind 35. s. 180-184.

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