Elizabeth Shove, Mika Pantzar and Matt Watson (2012) The Dynamics of Social Practice, London: Sage.


  Elizabeth Shove and Nicola Spurling (eds) (2013) Sustainable Practices: Social Theory and Climate Change, London: Routledge

Journal articles



Shove, E. (2012) “The shadowy side of innovation: unmaking and sustainability”, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 24(4): 363-376.
Shove, E. (2011) ‘On the difference between chalk and cheese—a response to Whitmarsh et al's comments on “Beyond the ABC: climate change policy and theories of social change”’. Environment and Planning A. 43 (2): 262-264.
Pantzar, M. and Shove, E. (2010), ‘Temporal rhythms as outcomes of social practices: a speculative discussion’, Ethnologia Europaea 40(1): 19-29.
Shove, E. (2010) ‘Beyond the ABC: climate change policy and theories of social change’, Environment and Planning A. 42 (6): 1273 – 1285.
Shove, E. (2010) ‘Social theory and climate change: questions often, sometimes and not yet asked’, Theory Culture and Society, 27 (2-3): 277-288.
Pantzar, M. and Shove, E. (2010), ‘Towards a theory of practice innovations: a discussion of the production and reproduction of Nordic Walking’, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, 22(4): 447-461.
.Shove, E. and Walker, G. (2010) ‘Governing Transitions in the Sustainability of Everyday Life’ Research Policy. 39 (4): 471-476.



Book chapters


    Shove, E. (2012) "Habits and their creatures" in Warde, A. and Southerton, D. (eds) The habits of consumption, vol 12. Collegium, Helsinki (pages 100-113)
Shove, E. (2012) “Energy Transitions in Practice: The Case of Global Indoor Climate Change” in Governing the Energy Transition: Reality, Illusion or Necessity? Verbong, G. and Loorbach, D. (Eds), London: Routledge.
Shove, E. (2012), “Comfort and Convenience: Temporality and practice” in Trentmann, F. (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption, Oord: Oxford University Press. (Pages 289-306.)
Shove, E. and Araujo, L. (2010) “Consumption, materiality and markets”, in Araujo, L., Finch, J. and Kjellberg, H. (2010), Reconnecting Marketing to Markets, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (pages 13-28).
Shove, E. (2009) ‘Everyday practice and the production and consumption of time’ in Shove, E., Trentmann, F. And Wilk, R. Time, Consumption and Everyday Life: Practice, Materiality and Culture, Oxford: Berg.
Shove, E. (2009) ‘Manufacturing Weather: climate change, indoors and out’ in Jankovic, V. and Barboza, C. Weather, Local Knowledge and Everyday Life: issues in integrated climate studies, Rio de Janeiro: MAST. (Pages 38-43.)
  Other writing


Submission to House of Lords call for evidence on "behaviour change": A response to the question: “What are the policy implications of recent developments in research on behaviour change” October 2010

O’Brien, K.; Enestam, J.; McAleavey, P.; McNeill, J.; Shove, E. and Srivastava, L. (2010), “Mobilising Swedish Social Science Research on Sustainability”, Forskningsrådet Formas, ISBN 978-91-540-6045-0; ISSN 1653-3003

Shove, E. (2009) ‘Going beyond the ABC of climate change policy’ invited Opinion piece featured in the ESRC's newsstand magazine Britain in 2010 p20.

Shove, E. (2009) Contribution to ‘How people use and misuse buildings’ ESRC policy briefing, p20-25.

Shove, E., (2009) Contribution to ‘Behavioural change and water efficiency’, ESRC policy briefing, p4-7.


Shove, E.(2010) "Sociology in a Changing Climate", in Sociological Research Online available at:

        Habits and their creatures - A short note on the concept of habits and its role in environmental policy
        Manufacturing Weather - A discussion of the relation between climate change indoors and out. How do efforts to manufacture 'comfortable conditions' in the built environment affect global outdoor climate change?