UNMAKING: a research programme on the disruption of capitalism in societal transformation to sustainability


Laura van Oers defended her PhD thesis

On 26 June 2024 Laura van Oers successfully defended her PhD thesis titled ‘Unlearning unsustainability: Facilitating phase-out in sustainability transitions in the Dutch food system‘. The thesis aims to contribute to scholarly debates on the governance of regime destabilisation and phase-out in sustainability transition studies. In particular, I suggest broadening the notion of phase-out in ways that account for “unlearning”. To this end, I develop the concept of unlearning for sustainability transition studies. The empirical focus of this thesis is on the Dutch food system.

The thesis can be downloaded here. Find out more about Laura’s research here.