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Governing Sustainability

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ISBN-10: 0521732433

ISBN-13: 9780521732437

Edition: 2009

Authors: W. Neil Adger, Andrew Jordan

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The crisis of unsustainability is, above all else, a crisis of governance. The transition to a more sustainable world will inevitably require radical changes in the actions of all governments, and it will call for significant changes to the lifestyles of individuals everywhere. Bringing together some of the world's most highly regarded experts on governance and sustainable development, this book examines these necessary processes and consequences across a range of sectors, regions, and other important areas of concern. It reveals that the governance of sustainable development is politically contested, and that it will continue to test existing governance systems to their limits. As both a…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 358
Size: 5.87" wide x 8.94" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

W. Neil Adger leads the research effort on adaptation at the Tyndall Centre for Climate ChangeResearch at the University of East Anglia.

Overview and Context
Sustainable development: exploring the processes and outcomes of governance
Human development and environmental governance: a reality check
Governance and Government
Government and the pursuit of governance for sustainability
How do environmental actors make governance systems more sustainable? The role of politics and ideas in policy change
Global governance for sustainable capitalism? The political economy of global environmental governance
Governance and Civil Society
Citizens, citizenship and governance for sustainability Andy Dobson
The governance of science for sustainability
Practitioner evaluations of participatory processes in environmental decision-making
Governance and Decision Making
Participation, precaution and reflexive governance for sustainable development
Precaution and the governance of risk
Economics and the governance of sustainable development
Sustainability: welfare, value and time
Conclusions
Reflections on the pathways to sustainability