The aim of this project is to conduct a comprehensive systematic
literature review on advocacy coalitions to further our understanding of
collective action in coalitions as a driver for policy change which is a
precondition for sustainability transitions. The literature review will focus
on the influence of internal coalition building processes. These are
coordination (1) and stability (2) of advocacy coalitions, as well as defection
(3) from advocacy coalitions and how this relates to the transition process.
Thereby the project adds to a better understanding of dynamics and struggles of
coalitions among societal actors in sustainability transitions and how these
relate to the further development of the transition. The project team will
learn how to use the Levenshtein Distance Method in R to synchronize different
corpora and will learn how to perform basic data mining analyzes. From the
review a journal paper will be developed for submission to a peer review
The learnings from this exercise will be shared via a workshop at the Fraunhofer ISI to inform about (1) the conclusions for the role and functioning of coalitions in transitions (2) the methodological challenges and possible solutions for conducting a systematic review. For dissemination to the wider community a short video for social media channels is planned.