Governing in common – integration and effectiveness in ecological governance

Lennart J. Lundqvist

in Sweden and Ecological Governance

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9780719069024
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700549 | DOI:
Governing in common – integration and effectiveness in ecological governance

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This chapter focuses on attempts to improve the effectiveness and integration of ecological governance in Sweden. It suggests that an environmental policy is fully integrated when it satisfies the three criteria of comprehensiveness, consistency and aggregation. It explains that effective integration means that environmental concerns are taken into account at all stages and levels of policy- and decision-making with as little sacrifice as possible in terms of time, money and human input. This chapter also discusses early signs of policy coordination and sectoral environmental responsibility and the common responsibility for sustainable development.

Keywords: ecological governance; integration; Sweden; environmental policy; policy coordination; environmental responsibility; sustainable development

Chapter.  10446 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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