Selected publications

Article

Ehnert, Franziska, Kern, Florian, Borgström, Sara, Gorissen, Leen, Maschmeyer, Steffan and Egermann, Markus (2017) Urban sustainability transitions in a context of multi-level governance: A comparison of four European states. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions. ISSN 2210-4224

Kern, F, Kivimaa, P and Martiskainen, M (2017) Policy packaging or policy patching? The development of complex energy efficiency policy mixes. Energy Research and Social Science, 23. pp. 11-25. ISSN 2214-6296

Kern, Florian and Rogge, Karoline S (2016) The pace of governed energy transitions: agency, international dynamics and the global Paris agreement accelerating decarbonisation processes? Energy Research & Social Science, 22. pp. 13-17. ISSN 2214-6296

Geels, Frank W, Kern, Florian, Fuchs, Gerhard, Hinderer, Nele, Kungl, Gregor, Mylan, Josephine, Neukirch, Mario and Wassermann, Sandra (2016) The enactment of socio-technical transition pathways: a reformulated typology and a comparative multi-level analysis of theGerman and UK low-carbon electricity transitions (1990–2014). Research Policy, 45 (4). pp. 896-913. ISSN 0048-7333

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

Kivimaa, Paula and Kern, Florian (2016) Creative destruction or mere niche support? Innovation policy mixes for sustainability transitions. Research Policy, 45 (1). pp. 205-217. ISSN 0048-7333

Kern, Florian, Gaede, James, Meadowcroft, James and Watson, Jim (2016) The political economy of carbon capture and storage: an analysis of two demonstration projects. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 102. pp. 250-260. ISSN 0040-1625

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

Kern, Florian (2015) Engaging with the politics, agency and structures in the technological innovation systems approach. Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 16. pp. 67-69. ISSN 2210-4224

Kern, Florian, Kuzemko, Caroline and Mitchell, Catherine (2014) Measuring and explaining policy paradigm change: the case of UK energy policy. Policy & Politics, 42 (4). pp. 513-530. ISSN 0305-5736

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

Hoggett, Richard, Bolton, Ronan, Candelise, Chiara, Kern, Florian, Mitchell, Catherine and Yan, Jinyue (2014) Supply chains and energy security in a low carbon transition. Applied Energy, 123. pp. 292-295. ISSN 0306-2619

Watson, Jim, Kern, Florian and Markusson, Nils (2014) Resolving or managing uncertainties for carbon capture and storage: lessons from historical analogues. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 81. pp. 192-204. ISSN 0040-1625

Kern, Florian (2013) Energy transitions and deliberate transition management: implementing the green economy. Okologisches Wirtschaften (3.2013). pp. 20-22. ISSN 1430-8800

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

Chalmers, Hannah, Gibbins, Jon, Gross, Rob, Haszeldine, Stuart, Heptonstall, Phil, Kern, Florian, Markusson, Nils, Pearson, Peter, Watson, Jim and Winskel, Mark (2013) Analysing uncertainties for CCS: from historical analogues to future deployment pathways in the UK. Energy Procedia, 37. pp. 7668-7679. ISSN 1876-6102

Kern, Florian (2012) What can transition scholars learn from the literature on environmental policy integration? Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 4. pp. 79-80. ISSN 2210-4224

Markusson, Nils, Kern, Florian, Watson, Jim, Arapostathis, Stathis, Chalmers, Hannah, Ghaleigh, Navraj, Heptonstall, Philip, Pearson, Peter, Rossati, David and Russell, Stewart (2012) A socio-technical framework for assessing the viability of carbon capture and storage technology. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79 (5). pp. 903-918. ISSN 0040-1625

Kern, Florian (2012) Using the multi-level perspective on socio-technical transitions to assess innovation policy. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 79 (2). pp. 298-310. ISSN 0040-1625

Kern, Florian (2012) The discursive politics of governing transitions towards sustainability: an analysis of the Carbon Trust in the UK. International Journal of Sustainable Development, 15 (1/2). pp. 90-106. ISSN 0960-1406

Kern, Florian (2011) Ideas, institutions, and interests: explaining policy divergence in fostering 'system innovations' towards sustainability. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 29 (6). pp. 1117-1134. ISSN 0263-774X

Kern, Florian (2009) The Carbon Trust: A model for fostering low carbon innovation in the transition countries? Economic and Environmental Studies, 9 (1). pp. 45-57. ISSN 1642-2597

Kern, Florian and Howlett, Michael (2009) Implementing transition management as policy reforms: a case study of the Dutch energy sector. Policy Sciences, 42 (4). pp. 391-408. ISSN 0032-2687

Smith, Adrian and Kern, Florian (2009) The transitions storyline in Dutch environmental policy. Environmental Politics, 18 (1). pp. 78-98. ISSN 0964-4016

Kern, Florian and Smith, Adrian (2008) Restructuring energy systems for sustainability? Energy transition policy in the Netherlands. Energy Policy, 36 (11). pp. 4093-4103. ISSN 0301-4215

Book Section

Kern, Florian (2016) Policy mixes in stimulating energy transitions: the case of UK energy efficiency policy. In: Heffron, Raphael J and Little, Gavin F M (eds.) Delivering energy law and policy in the EU and the US: a reader. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 448-451. ISBN 9780748696789

Van de Graaf, Thijs, Sovacool, Benjamin K, Ghosh, Arunabha, Kern, Florian and Klare, Michael T (2016) States, markets, and institutions: integrating international political economy and global energy politics. In: Van de Graaf, Thijs, Sovacool, Benjamin, Ghosh, Arunabha, Kern, Florian and Klare, Michael T. (eds.) The Palgrave handbook of the international political economy of energy. Palgrave handbooks in IPE . Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, pp. 3-44. ISBN 9781137556318

Watson, Jim, Wang, Xinxin and Kern, Florian (2015) Energy systems and innovation. In: Ekins, Paul, Bradshaw, Mike and Watson, Jim (eds.) Global Energy: Issues, Potentials, and Policy Implications. Oxford University Press, Oxford. ISBN 9780198719526

Kern, Florian, Kuzemko, Caroline and Mitchell, Catherine (2015) How and why do policy paradigms change; and does it matter? The case of UK energy policy. In: Hogan, John and Howlett, Michael (eds.) Policy paradigms in theory and practice: discourses, ideas and anomalies in public policy dynamics. Studies in the political economy of public policy . Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 269-292. ISBN 9781137434036

Kern, Florian (2012) An international perspective on the energy transition project. In: Verbong, Geert and Loorbach, Derk (eds.) Governing the energy transition: reality, illusion or necessity? Routledge Studies in Sustainability Transitions . Routledge, UK, pp. 277-295. ISBN 978-0415888424

Kern, Florian (2010) Technologiepolitik und klimafreundliche technologien: die legitimierung von neuen politikinitiativen durch diskurs und deren implementierung. In: Biniok, P (ed.) Wissenschaft und politik: neue forschungsperspektiven. Peter Lang, pp. 51-66. ISBN 9783631603680

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

Lehtonen, Markku and Kern, Florian (2009) Deliberative socio-technical transitions. In: Scrase, Ivan and MacKerron, Gordon (eds.) Energy for the Future. A New Agenda. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 85-100. ISBN 9780230221512

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.

Markusson, Nils, Kern, Florian and Watson, Jim (2011) Assessing CCS viability - A socio-technical framework. In: Energy Procedia.

Kern, Florian (2010) Policy paradigms as part of the landscape: how do policy paradigms influence attempts to govern transitions. In: Fourteenth Annual Conference of the International Research Society for Public Management, April 2010, Berne, Switzerland.

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.

Kern, Florian (2007) Die umsetzung von ABS prinzipien durch pharmazeutische unternehmen. In: Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt VII. Interdisziplinärer Forschungsaustausch im Rahmen des Übereinkommens über die biologische Vielfalt, Isle of Vilm.

Kern, Florian (2007) The pharmaceutical industry and access and benefit-sharing. In: European Regional Meeting on an Internationally Recognized Certificate of Origin / Source / Legal Provenance, 24 - 29 October 2006., Isle of Vilm, Germany..

Reports and working papers

Kivimaa, Paula and Kern, Florian (2015) Creative destruction or mere niche creation? Innovation policy mixes for sustainability transitions. Working Paper. SPRU, Brighton.

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.

Watson, Jim, Kern, Florian, Gross, Matt, Gross, Rob, Heptonstall, Phil, Jones, Felicity, Haszeldine, Stuart, Ascui, Francisco, Chalmers, Hannah, Ghaleigh, Navraj, Gibbins, Jon, Markusson, Nils, Marsden, Wendy, Rossati, David, Russell, Stewart, Winskel, Mark, Pearson, Peter and Arapostathis, Stathis (2012) Carbon capture and storage: realising the potential? Project Report. UK Energy Research Centre, London.

Scrase, J Ivan, Smith, Adrian and Kern, Florian (2010) Dynamics and deliberations: comparing heuristics for low carbon innovation policy. Working Paper. Science and Technology Policy Research, Brighton.

Thesis

Kern, Florian (2010) The politics of governing ‘system innovations’ towards sustainable electricity systems. Doctoral thesis (DPhil), University of Sussex.

Kern, Florian (2010) The politics of governing 'system innovations' towards sustainable electricity systems. Doctoral thesis (PhD), University of Sussex.

Other

Martiskainen, Mari and Kern, Florian (2014) Tackling the existing building stock as a real energy policy priority. Sussex Energy Group.

Johnstone, Philip, Gross, Matthew, MacKerron, Gordon, Kern, Florian and Stirling, Andrew (2013) Response to the DECC Consultation of the siting process for a Geological Disposal Facility, 2013. SPRU.