Repoliticizing the technological turn in sustainability governance: Moralities, power, space

Daivi Rodima-Taylor, Malcolm Campbell-Verduyn, Nick Bernards*

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This article Introduces a theme issue on ‘Repoliticizing the technological turn in sustainability governance’. The collection examines the spatial politics implicit in what we call the ‘technological turn’ in sustainability governance: the increasingly frequent resort to experiments with novel technologies to govern myriad sustainability challenges. This article introduces the articles in the collection and outlines three core themes addressed across the issue: How the technological turn often centres on articulating new forms of legibility at a distance; the ways that experiments with new technologies articulate new kinds of relationships across space and across the public/private boundary; and the implications of these changes for questions of accountability, power, and decision-making.

Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironment and Planning C: Politics and Space
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1-Jun-2024


  • artificial intelligence
  • blockchain
  • governance
  • sustainable development
  • Technological turn


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