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Lock-in as make-believe – Exploring the role of myth in the lock-in of high mobility systems


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Title: Lock-in as make-believe – Exploring the role of myth in the lock-in of high mobility systems
Authors: Essebo, Maja
E-mail: maja.essebo@gu.se
Issue Date: 6-Sep-2013
University: Göteborgs universitet. Handelshögskolan
Institution: Department of Economy and Society ; Institutionen för ekonomi och samhälle
Parts of work: I Essebo, Maja. A mythical place: A conversation on the earthly aspects of myth.

II Essebo, Maja & Baeten, Guy. Contradictions of ‘Sustainable Mobility’– The Illogic of Growth and the Logic of Myth. Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie. 2012, dec 103 (5): 555–565
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III Essebo, Maja. The role of myth in lock-in: The case of the Öresund Region and the City of Malmö
Date of Defence: 2013-09-27
Disputation: Kl. 13.15, E45, Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: B
124
Keywords: myth
lock-in
geography
Malmö
Öresund
theoretical advancement
Abstract: All human practices are, ultimately, set and defined by limits; be they social, economic, physical, or environmental. Yet even in the face of such realities, practices which transgress the confines of possibility remain remarkably obdurate. This thesis addresses the issue of one such practice, i.e. the escalation of personal mobility across time and space which pushes above and beyond systemic boundaries. By so doing, the thesis revolves around the central concept of lock-in, akin to the concep... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-8763-6 (tryckt upplaga)
978-91-628-8764-3 (e-upplaga)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/33724
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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