It is not uncommon for the German name of the IASS to evoke confused looks on people's faces: Institut für transformative Nachhaltigkeitsforschung - "I'm sorry, but what is 'transformative' supposed to mean, and what is 'transformative research'?" A comprehensive yet straightforward answer is given in Jan Freihardt's book "Draußen ist es anders" ("Out there, it's different"), subtitled "Treading new paths towards a science of transition".
Tang, M. (2021). Out there, it's different. IASS Blog, 18.08.2021.
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