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Mobilising the citizens for the socio-ecological transition

BySUSANNE ELSEN, JUDITH SCHICKLINSKI

It is the central assumption of this chapter that any strategy developed to enhance the socio-ecological transition is unlikely to yield strong results unless the resources of regional and local actors are mobilised and the complex interactions between central policy initiatives and their regional and local implementation are taken into account. Local actors operate in the political, economic, and civil society realm of society. Although innovation is not restricted to civil society actors, this chapter follows the thesis that a socio-ecological transition is not feasible without realising and incorporating civil society’s innovative potential.