The Transition Town Network: a review of current evolutions and renaissance

Smith, A., 2011. The Transition Town Network: a review of current evolutions and renaissance. Social Movement Studies, 10 (1), pp. 99-105. ISSN 1474-2837

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The Transition Network started as a movement with Transition Totnes (Devon, UK) in late 2005, with Rob Hopkins as its founder. To date it has grown to encompass 313 official Transition Network initiatives spread across the world from the UK (with roughly 50% of all initiatives) to the USA, Canada, Italy, Japan, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Chile, the Netherlands, Brazil and so on (Transition Network, 2010a). For any social movement, this could most certainly be described as something of a success and warrants a closer examination. Indeed, the aim of this profile is to explore the movement's aims and modus operandi, the problematics it has faced and how it is now evolving. The profile draws on my auto-ethnographic encounters with the movement in Transition Nottingham and at the recent Transition Network Conference 2010, whilst also being grounded in the material made publically available on the Transition Network and Transition Culture websites (see Transition Network, 2010b and Transition Culture, 2010a).

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Social Movement Studies
Creators: Smith, A.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 2011
Volume: 10
Number: 1
ISSN: 1474-2837
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:52
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:06

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