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About this book
About this book
Governance and Sustainability examines the possibilities of integrating the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainable development within the framework of governance processes and how that might steer societies towards sustainability. It takes a close look at the key actors, their agendas and methods, forms of organisation, problems and limits, as well as real-life examples for governance in different areas of society at the regional, national and international level. It is especially interested in exploring the nature of changes in the context of governance; the role of actors in such processes; and analysing how different forms of societal learning can improve governance processes. It concludes that this is a continuous process, characterised by conflicts and learning processes necessary to heighten both awareness of the complexity of the social and environmental problems faced and the prospects of implementing successful solutions.
Based on a major conference hosted to assess the issue of governance post-Johannesburg, the book includes innovative insights from some of the leading thinkers in both sustainable development and governance from academia, business, multilateral organisations and NGOs. It provides a unique perspective on two of the key societal problems facing the world today.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface Introduction Ulrich Petschow, James Rosenau and Ernst-Ulrich von Weizsaecker Part I. Governance and global sustainability: setting the stage 1. Globalisation and governance: sustainability between fragmentation and integration James N. Rosenau 2. Governance and sustainability in a dynamic world Ulrich Petschow 3. Globalisation means new challenges to sustainability Ernst von Weizsaecker 4. Developing a global partnership for development: critical issues and proposals for trade and finance Martin Khor Part II. Cross-cutting issues 5. The role of social learning on the road to sustainability Bernd Siebenhuener 6. What role for politics in the governance of complex innovation systems? New concepts, requirements and processes of an interactive technology policy for sustainability K. Matthias Weber 7. Gender mainstreaming: pathway to democratisation? Claudia von Braunmuehl 8. Governance and participatory approaches in Europe Angela Liberatore 9. Partnerships and networks in global environmental governance moving to the next stage Jan Martin Witte, Charlotte Streck and Thorsten Benner Part III. Actors in global governance and their changing roles 10. The role of the nation-state in environmental protection: the challenge of globalisation Martin Jaenicke 11. Governance and integrated product policy Frieder Rubik 12. The role of voluntary initiatives in sustainable corporate governance Jens Clausen, Kathrin Ankele and Ulrich Petschow 13. Good company citizenship: does governance change the role of companies in society? Mark Wade 14. The UN Global Compact and Global Reporting Initiative: global governance in support of sustainability Cornelis T. van der Lugt 15. Global governance: challenges for civil society and democracy Nicola Bullard 16. Civil society plus global governance: what can we expect? Dieter Rucht