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David J. Hess

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780262035132

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262035132.001.0001

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Institutional Change, Industrial Transitions, and Regime Resistance Politics

Institutional Change, Industrial Transitions, and Regime Resistance Politics

(p.145) 5 Institutional Change, Industrial Transitions, and Regime Resistance Politics
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David J. Hess

The MIT Press

The chapter focuses on the processes of industrial change in relationship to social movements. It builds on two literatures, one on institutional logics and the other on industrial transitions, and shows similarities and differences between the two literatures. It then examines the problem of resistance from industrial regime organizations or incumbent. Empirical material is based on the case of regime resistance to energy transition policies in the U.S., where the incumbent organizations have closed down the political opportunity structure for policy reform. It then draws on research that discusses three strategies that industrial transition coalitions can use to overcome regime resistance: countervailing industrial power (finding allies in neighboring industries), ideological judo (using regime ideology and frames to advance transition policies), and dual-use design (building coalitions by redefining energy transition policies in terms of a different institutional logic).

Keywords:   institutional logics, transitions, regime, incumbents, political opportunity structure, industry, countervailing power, technology design, dual use, ideology

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