This case study examined the structural change in the Ruhr area caused by the low international competitiveness of German hard coal mining over the period from the late 1950s to 2015. It analysed the structural change process and the structural policies implemented as a reaction to this process with the objective to make this knowledge available for future structural change processes in other (coal) regions by deploying various qualitative and quantitative methods of empirical social and economic research. A discourse analysis helped to recognise who supported which structural policy approaches and why – and thus gives indications of the possible relevance of experiences for other regions.
Climate | EnergyEconomy | ConsumptionSustainability | Strategies | International matters
Analysis of the historical structural change in the German hard coal mining Ruhr area
Climate Change | 30/2021
Elke Dahlbeck, Stefan Gärtner, Benjamin Best, Jenny Kurwan, Timon Wehnert, Jannis Beutel
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