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Dwarkeshwar Dutt

Indian Institute of Technology Delhi

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My work explores various facets of sustainability transitions pertaining to policy, politics, and governance (focusing on energy and agriculture sectors) by employing concepts and insights from disciplines such as STS, policy studies, transition theory, and political science. Some of my research focus areas include understanding interplay between technological change, policy, and politics; sociotechnical imaginaries; comparative environmental and energy politics; policy evolution, design, and feedback; and social movements, justice, and politics of energy and environment.

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Climate policy and politics Net Zero Renewable energy Social movements

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Dutt, Dwarkeshwar. “How power and politics shape niche-regime interactions: a view from the Global South.” Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions 43 (2022): 320-330.

Dutt, Dwarkeshwar. “Exploring multi-level interactions in electric vehicle niche evolution in India.” Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 114 (2023): 103538.
Dutt, Dwarkeshwar. “Weak states, fast transitions? Exploring the role of actors, governance capacity, and tensions in Indian energy politics.” Energy Research & Social Science 94 (2022): 102876.
Dutt, Dwarkeshwar. “Understanding the barriers to the diffusion of rooftop solar: A case study of Delhi (India).” Energy Policy 144 (2020): 111674.
Dutt, Dwarkeshwar, and Abhishek Ranjan. “Towards a just energy transition in Delhi: Addressing the bias in the rooftop solar market.” Energy Policy 160 (2022): 112667.
Krishna, Harilal, et al. “Understanding India’s low-carbon energy technology startup landscape.” Nature Energy 8.1 (2023): 94-105.