Sustainable Development and Governance

Daniel A. Mazmanian and Laurie Kaye Nijaki

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744671
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
 Sustainable Development and Governance

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This article addresses the question of how can and should environmental and economic resources be governed, given the objectives of sustainability. It begins with an overview of the rationale for sustainability. This is followed a discussion of the requisite features of society and governance system in a sustainability epoch, along with recognition of several critical barriers to attaining it today. Finally, it considers several of the major features or criteria of governing in an epoch of sustainable development that are prerequisites and indicative of the changes to come, which helps to identify critical research needs for the future.

Keywords: environmental policy; environmental governance; sustainability; environmental protection

Article.  9298 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics

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