Sustainable Development and Subnational Governments: Policy-Making and Multi-Level Interactions

Hardcover | June 5, 2012

EditorHans Bruyninckx, Sander Happaerts, Karoline van den Brande

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This book highlights the importance of the subnational level of governance in relation to sustainable development, exploring how subnational governments have taken up the challenge to design sustainable development policies and their involvement in international decision-making on sustainable development.

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This book highlights the importance of the subnational level of governance in relation to sustainable development, exploring how subnational governments have taken up the challenge to design sustainable development policies and their involvement in international decision-making on sustainable development.

HANS BRUYNINCKX is Director of HIVA (Research Institute for Work and Society) and Professor of International Relations at KU Leuven, Belgium.SANDER HAPPAERTS is Senior Research Associate at HIVA (Research Institute for Work and Society), KU Leuven, Belgium.KAROLINE VAN DEN BRANDE is Researcher at the Institute for International and Eu...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.92 × 5.7 × 0.94 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface; E.Zaccai
Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Sustainable Development and Subnational Governments; K.Van den Brande, H.Bruyninckx & S.Happaerts
PART I: SUBNATIONAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT POLICIES
The Social and Political Construction of Sustainable Development in Quebec: A Critical Analysis of the Quebec Sustainable Development Policy; R.Audet& C.Gendron
Inclusive Governance or Incrementalism? The Choice of a Sustainable Development Governance Model for Flanders; K.Bachus& S.Spillemaeckers
Sustainable Development Policies in the Basque Country; A.de la Peña& I.Barcena
Sustainable Development in Wallonia: Trial and Error Along Two Tracks of Governance; S.Happaerts
Governance for Sustainable Development in the German Bundesländer; K.Jörgensen
Dutch Provincial Sustainable Development Policies: Ambitions and Differences; F.Coenen
PART II: MULTI-LEVEL INTERACTIONS IN A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CONTEXT
Spanish Subnational Involvement in Multi-Level Sustainable Development Issues; K.Hanf& F.Morata
A 'Responsibility' to Act Globally: Investigating the Welsh Assembly Government's Engagement in nrg4SD; E.Royles
Routes to Global Decision-Making: Flanders in the UN and OECD Discussions on Sustainable Development; K.Van den Brande
Subnational Involvement in EU Policy-Making: The Case of Scottish Flood Risk Management; A.Högenauer
Green Paradiplomacy in North America: Successes and Limits of the NEG-ECP; A.Chaloux& S.Paquin
Conclusion

The State of Sustainable Development: Perspectives from the Subnational Level; K.Van den Brande, S.Happaerts& H.Bruyninckx
Index