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Sustainable Development, Evaluation and Policy-Making: Theory, Practise and Quality Assurance

By: Anneke von Raggamby (Editor), Frieder Rubik (Editor)

336 pages, illustrations

Edward Elgar

Hardback | May 2012 | #201630 | ISBN-13: 9780857932549
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About this book

This pathbreaking book contributes to the discourse of evidence-based policy-making. It does so by combining the two issues of policy evaluation and sustainable development linking both to the policy-cycle. It covers contributions: examining the perception of sustainability problems, which analyse the relationship between sustainability and assessment; highlighting the role of evaluation and impact assessment studies during policy formulation; looking at policy implementation by examining sustainability and impact assessment systems in different application areas; addressing policy reformulation presenting monitoring and quality improvement schemes; discussing quality of sustainability evaluations studies. Providing theoretic insights, reflections and case studies, this novel study will prove essential to postgraduate students, practitioners, policymakers and researchers in the area of sustainable development, policymaking and evaluation.


Contents

Introduction Frieder Rubik, Anneke von Raggamby and Anna Hirschbeck

PART I: PERCEPTION OF SUSTAINABILITY PROBLEMS
1. Understanding Sustainability Evaluation and its Contributions to Policy-Making Reinhard Stockmann
2. How to Select Policy-Relevant Indicators for Sustainable Development Frank J. Dietz and Albert H. Hanemaaijer
3. Should Evaluation be Revisited for Sustainable Development? Wolfgang Meyer

PART II: POLICY FORMATION: THE ROLE OF EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT
4. A Basic Roadmap for Sustainability Assessments: The SIMPLE Methodology Candice Stevens
5. Political Challenges in Policy-Level Evaluation for Sustainable Development: The Case of Trade Policy Clive George and Colin Kirkpatrick
6. Integrated Approaches for Ex-Ante Impact Assessment Tools: The Example of Land Use Katharina Helming, Ignacio de la Flor and Katharina Diehl
7. Politics of (Non-)Knowledge: Problems of Evaluation, Validity and Legitimacy Stefan Boschen

PART III: POLICY IMPLEMENTATION: SUSTAINABILITY EVALUATION/ASSESSMENT SYSTEMS IN DIFFERENT APPLICATION AREAS
8. How Informed Should Decisions Be? Stephen White and Jakub Koniecki
9. Impact Assessment in the European Union: The Continuation of Politics by Other Means? Anne C.M. Meuwese
10. Science-Policy Interface and the Role of Impact Assessments in the Case of Biofuels Bernd Hirschl, Timo Kaphengst, Anna Neumann and Katharina Umpfenbach

PART IV: POLICY REFORMULATION: MONITORING AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT
11. Indicators as an Appraisal Technology: Framework for Analysing the Policy Influence of the UK Energy Sector Indicators Markku Lehtonen

PART V: QUALITY AND EVALUATION
12. Quality Requirements for Sustainability Evaluations Anneke von Raggamby, Frieder Rubik, Doris Knoblauch and Rebecca Stecker
13. Bellagio SusTainability Assessment and Measurement Principles (BellagioSTAMP) - Significance and Examples from International Environmental Outlooks Jan Bakkes
14. Evaluation Quality in the Context of Sustainability Thomas Widmer
15. Developing and Mapping a Community for Evaluating Sustainable Development Andre Martinuzzi

Index


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