Adrian Smith
Professor of Technology and Society (SPRU - Science Policy Research Unit)
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Selected publications

Article

Smith, Adrian and Stirling, Andrew (2017) Innovation, sustainability and democracy: an analysis of grassroots contributions. Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics, 6 (1). pp. 64-97. ISSN 2329-4175

Smith, Adrian (2017) Innovación social, democracia y makerspaces. Revists Española del Tercer Sector (36). pp. 49-74. ISSN 1886-0400

Smith, Adrian and Light, Ann (2017) Cultivating sustainable developments with makerspaces. Liinc em revista, 13 (1). pp. 162-174. ISSN 1808-3536

Smith, Adrian and Stirling, Andrew (2017) Innovation , sustainability and democracy : an analysis of grassroots contributions. Journal of Self-Governance and Management Economics, 6 (1). pp. 64-97. ISSN 2329-4175

Smith, Adrian (2016) Alternative technology niches and sustainable development: 12 years on. Innovation: Management, Policy and Practice, 18 (4). pp. 485-488. ISSN 1447-9338

Smith, Adrian, Hargreaves, Tom, Hielscher, Sabine, Martiskainen, Mari and Seyfang, Gill (2016) Making the most of community energies: three perspectives on grassroots innovation. Environment and Planning A, 48 (2). pp. 407-432. ISSN 0308-518X

Fressoli, Mariano and Smith, Adrian (2016) Impresiones 3D y fabricación digital: una nueva revolución tecnológica? Integration and Trade Journal, 39. pp. 116-129. ISSN 1026-0463

Power, Marcus, Newell, Peter, Baker, Lucy, Bulkeley, Harriet, Kirshner, Joshua and Smith, Adrian (2016) The political economy of energy transitions in Mozambique and South Africa: the role of the rising powers. Energy Research and Social Science, 17 (July). pp. 10-19. ISSN 2214-6296

Raven, Rob, Kern, Florian, Verhees, Bram and Smith, Adrian (2016) Niche construction and empowerment through socio-political work. A meta-analysis of six low-carbon technology cases. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 18. pp. 164-180. ISSN 2210-4224

Raven, Rob, Kern, Florian, Smith, Adrian, Jacobsson, Staffan and Verhees, Bram (2016) The politics of innovation spaces for low-carbon energy: introduction to the special issue. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 18. pp. 101-110. ISSN 2210-4224

Kern, Florian, Verhees, Bram, Raven, Rob and Smith, Adrian (2015) Empowering sustainable niches: comparing UK and Dutch offshore wind developments. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 100. pp. 344-355. ISSN 0040-1625

Verhees, Bram, Raven, Rob, Kern, Florian and Smith, Adrian (2015) The role of policy in shielding, nurturing and enabling offshore wind in The Netherlands (1973–2013). Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 47. pp. 816-829. ISSN 1364-0321

Seyfang, Gill, Hielscher, Sabine, Hargreaves, Tom, Martiskainen, Mari and Smith, Adrian (2014) A grassroots sustainable energy niche? Reflections on community energy in the UK. Journal of Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 13. pp. 21-44. ISSN 2210-4224

Smith, Adrian (2014) Technology networks for socially useful production. Journal of Peer Production (5). ISSN 2213-5316

Kern, Florian, Smith, Adrian, Shaw, Chris, Raven, Rob and Verhees, Bram (2014) From laggard to leader: explaining offshore wind developments in the UK. Energy Policy, 69. pp. 635-646. ISSN 0301-4215

Smith, Adrian, Fressoli, Mariano and Thomas, Hernán (2014) Grassroots innovation movements: challenges and contributions. Journal of Cleaner Production, 63. pp. 114-124. ISSN 0959-6526

Smith, Adrian and Seyfang, Gill (2013) Constructing grassroots innovations for sustainability. Global Environmental Change, 23 (5). pp. 827-829. ISSN 0959-3780

Hargreaves, Tom, Hielscher, Sabine, Seyfang, Gill and Smith, Adrian (2013) Grassroots innovations in community energy: the role of intermediaries in niche development. Global Environmental Change, 23 (5). pp. 868-880. ISSN 0959-3780

Smith, Adrian, Kern, Florian, Raven, Rob and Verhees, Bram (2013) Spaces for sustainable innovation: solar photovoltaic electricity in the UK. Technological Forecasting & Social Change. ISSN 0040-1625

Verhees, Bram, Raven, Rob, Veraart, Frank, Smith, Adrian and Kern, Florian (2013) The development of solar PV in the Netherlands: a case of survival in unfriendly contexts. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 19. pp. 275-289. ISSN 1364-0321

Ely, Adrian, Smith, Adrian, Stirling, Andy, Leach, Melissa and Scoones, Ian (2013) Innovation politics post-Rio+20: hybrid pathways to sustainability? Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 31 (6). pp. 1063-1081. ISSN 0263-774X

Murphy, Joseph and Smith, Adrian (2013) Understanding transition-periphery dynamics: renewable energy in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Environment and Planning A, 45 (3). pp. 691-709. ISSN 0308-518X

Smith, Adrian and Raven, Rob (2012) What is protective space? Reconsidering niches in transitions to sustainability. Research Policy, 41 (6). pp. 1025-1036. ISSN 0048-7333

Smith, Adrian and Raven, Rob (2012) What is protective space? Reconsidering niches in transitions to sustainability. Research Policy, 41 (6). pp. 1025-1036. ISSN 0048-7333

Leach, Melissa, Rockström, Johan, Raskin, Paul, Scoones, Ian Christopher, Stirling, Andrew C, Smith, Adrian, Thompson, John, Millstone, Erik, Ely, Adrian, Arond, Elisa, Folke, Carl and Olsson, Per (2012) Transforming innovation for sustainability. Ecology and Society, 17 (2). p. 11. ISSN 1708-3087

Smith, Adrian and Sorrell, Steven (2001) Interaction between environmental policy instruments: carbon emissions trading and Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control. International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEM), 15 (1). pp. 22-41. ISSN 0957-4352

Book

Smith, Adrian, Fressoli, Mariano, Abrol, Dinesh, Arond, Elisa and Ely, Adrian (2016) Grassroots innovation movements. Pathways to sustainability . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138901216

Van Zwanenberg, Patrick, Ely, Adrian and Smith, Adrian (2011) Regulating technology: international harmonisation and local realities. Pathways to Sustainability . Earthscan. ISBN 9781849712460

Book Section

Smith, Adrian and Ely, Adrian (2015) Green transformations from below? The politics of grassroots innovation. In: Scoones, Ian, Leach, Melissa and Newell, Peter (eds.) The Politics of Green Transformations. Pathways to Sustainability . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 102-118. ISBN 9781138792906

Hielscher, Sabine, Seyfang, Gill and Smith, Adrian (2013) Grassroots innovation for sustainable energy: exploring niche development processes among community energy initiatives. In: Cohen, Maurie J, Brown, Halina S and Vergragt, Philip J (eds.) Sustainable Lifestyles in a New Economy: Ecological Macroeconomics, Socio-technical Transitions and Social Practice. Advances in ecological economics . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 133-158. ISBN 9781781001257

Byrne, Robert, Smith, Adrian, Watson, Jim and Ockwell, David (2012) Energy pathways in low-carbon development: the needs to go beyond technology transfer. In: Ockwell, David and Mallett, Alexandra (eds.) Low-carbon technology transfer: from rhetoric to reality. Earthscan Routledge, pp. 123-142. ISBN 9781849712699

Smith, Adrian (2012) Civil society in sustainable energy transitions. In: Verbong, Geert and Loorbach, Derk (eds.) Governing the Energy Transition: Reality, Illusion or Necessity? Routledge Studies in Sustainability Transitions . Routledge, New York, pp. 180-202. ISBN 9780415888424

Ockwell, David G, Byrne, Robert, Smith, Adrian and Watson, Jim (2012) Energy pathways in low carbon development: the need to go beyond technology transfer. In: Ockwell, David G and Mallett, Alexandra (eds.) Low-Carbon Technology Transfer: From Rhetoric to Reality. Routledge, Abingdon and New York, pp. 123-142. ISBN 9781849712699

Scrase, I, Bauknecht, D, Kern, F, Lehtonen, M, MacKerron, G, Martiskainen, M, McGowan, F, Ockwell, D, Sauter, R, Smith, A, Sorrell, S, Wang, T and Watson, J (2009) Conclusions: transitions, governance and appraisal. In: Scrase, Ivan James and MacKerron, Gordon (eds.) Energy for the Future. A New Agenda. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 223-238. ISBN 9780230221512

Smith, Adrian (2009) Energy governance: the challenges of sustainability. In: Scrase, I and MacKerron, Gordon (eds.) Energy for the future: a new agenda. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 54-75. ISBN 9780230221529

Conference or Workshop Item

Kern, Florian, Smith, Adrian, Raven, Rob and Verhees, Bram (2013) The politics of low carbon transitions – protected niches, actor networks, narratives and changing contexts. In: IGov Workshop: Theorising Governance Change for a Sustainable Economy, April 30, 2013, London.

Smith, Adrian and Kern, Florian (2007) The energitransitie: analysing the socio-technical turn in Dutch energy policy. In: 4th General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, September 6-8, 2007, Pisa, Italy.

Reports and working papers

Smith, Adrian (2017) Social innovation, democracy and makerspaces. Working Paper. Science Policy Research Unit, Brighton.

Smith, Adrian and Stirling, Andy (2016) Grassroots innovation & innovation democracy. Working Paper. STEPS Centre, Brighton.

Smith, Adrian and Stirling, Andrew (2016) Grassroots innovations and democracy. Working Paper. STEPS Centre.

Smith, Adrian, Hielscher, Sabine and Fressoli, Mariano (2015) Transformative social innovation narrative: FabLabs. Project Report. TRANSIT: EU.

Smith, Adrian, Hielscher, Sabine and Fressoli, Mariano (2015) Transformative social innovation narrative: Hackerspaces. Project Report. TRANSIT: EU.

Hielscher, Sabine and Smith, Adrian (2014) Community-based digital fabrication workshops: a review of the research literature. Working Paper. University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex.

Smith, Adrian, Hielscher, Sabine, Dickel, Sascha, Soderberg, Johan and van Oost, Ellen (2013) Grassroots digital fabrication and makerspaces: Reconfiguring, relocating and recalibrating innovation? Working Paper. University of Sussex, Brighton, Sussex.

Seyfang, Gill, Hielscher, Sabine, Hargreaves, Tom, Martiskainen, Mari and Smith, Adrian (2013) A grassroots sustainable energy niche? Reflections on community energy case studies. Working Paper. Science, Society and Sustainability Research Group, Norwich.

Verhees, Bram, Raven, Rob, Veraart, Frank, Smith, Adrian and Kern, Florian (2012) Interrogating protective space: shielding, nurturing and empowering Dutch solar PV. Working Paper. Eindhoven Centre for Innovation Studies (ECIS), Eindhoven.

Hielscher, Sabine, Seyfang, Gill and Smith, Adrian (2011) Community innovation for sustainable energy. Working Paper. SPRU & CSERGE.

Van Zwanenberg, Patrick, Ely, Adrian and Smith, Adrian (2008) Rethinking Regulation: International Harmonisation and Local Realities. Working Paper. STEPS Centre.

Sorrell, Steven, Smith, Adrian, Betz, Regina, Walz, Rainer, Boemare, Catherine, Quirion, Philippe, Sijm, Jos, Mavrakis, Dimitrios, Konidari, Popi, Vassos, Spyros, Haralampopoulos, Dias and Pilinis, Christodoulos (2003) Interaction in EU climate policy, final report to DG research under the Framework V project interaction in EU climate policy. Project Report. SPRU.

Sorrell, Steven and Smith, Adrian (2002) Policy additionality for UK emissions trading projects: a report for the Department of Trade & Industry. Other. SPRU.

Other

O'Donovan, Cian and Smith, Adrian (2016) [STEPS Centre] Power to the people: making & politics at the Science Museum. STEPS-Centre.org.

Smith, Adrian and Fressoli, Mariano (2016) Can the open hardware movement help to democratise technology? The Guardian.

Smith, Adrian and Arora, Saurabh (2015) Mind your (innovation) language. STEPS Centre, Brighton, UK.

Martiskainen, Mari, Hargreaves, Tom, Hielscher, Sabine, Seyfang, Gill and Smith, Adrian (2013) Zero carbon Britain and community energy: models of a zero carbon future. Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth.

Martiskainen, Mari, Hargreaves, Tom, Hielscher, Sabine, Seyfang, Gill and Smith, Adrian (2013) Do it their way. Faversham House Group Ltd.