Edited By: William M Lafferty and James Meadowcroft
523 pages, tabs
Examines how governments in industrialized countries have engaged with the challenge of sustained development over the past decade. Analysis of initiatives undertaken by nine national governments and the European Union reveal important differences in the ways the international commitment to sustainable development has been received.
It makes a significant contribution to the topic, well ahead of others in this field International Journal of Environmental Studies There is a wealth of material for anyone interested in this highly fascinating and important topic Environmental Politics The book is an absolute 'must read' for anyone who is interested in environmental politics and policy and sustainable development. The main strength of the book is that it does not only analyse different policy approaches in various countries but also examines the perception and translation of the very concept of sustainable development Environmental Politics
1. Introduction; 2. Australia: Ecological Sustainable Development in the National Interest; 3. Canada: From Early Front-runner to Flagging Anchorman; 4. Germany: Regulation and the Precautionary Principle; 5. Japan: Law, Technology, and Aid; 6. The Netherlands: Ambitious on Goals - Ambivalent on Action; 7. Norway: Reluctantly Carrying the Torch; 8. Sweden: Progression Despite Recession; 9. The United Kingdom: Political Change and Promising Rhetoric; 10. The United States: Sorry - Not Our Problem; 11. The European Union: Integration, Competition, Growth and Sustainability; 12. Patterns of Government Engagement; 13. Concluding Perspectives
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