World News Coverage of Biofuels

Project Investigator: 
Susan Cozzens
Project Duration: 
June 2010

We are studying global learning processes

  • Directed to solving a world-level problem
  • Knowledge accumulates across national boundaries
  • Global innovation systems develop, test, diffuse solutions

What is the role of controversy and conflict in those processes?

  • Greater levels of attention increase the pace of learning.
  • Competition generates variants to be tested.
  • Controversy leads to consensus on adoption criteria.

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