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Title Sustainable development and subnational governments : policy making and multi-level interactions / edited by Hans Bruyninckx, Sander Happaerts, Karoline van den Brande
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 269 pages)
Contents The social and political construction of sustainable development in Quebec : a critical analysis of the Quebec sustainable development policy / René Audet and Corinne Gendron -- Inclusive governance or incrementalism? : the choice of a sustainable development governance model for Flanders / Kris Bachus and Sophie Spillemaeckers -- Sustainable development policies in the Basque Country / Alberto de la Peña and Iñaki Barcena -- Sustainable development in Wallonia : trial and error along two tracks of governance / Sander Happaerts -- Governance for sustainable development in the German Bundesländer / Kirsten Jörgensen -- Dutch provincial sustainable development policies : ambitions and differences / Frans Coenen -- Spanish subnational involvement in multi-level sustainable development issues / Kenneth Hanf and Francesc Morata -- A "responsibility" to act globally : investigating the Welsh assembly government's engagement in nrg4SD / Elin Royles -- Routes to global decision-making : Flanders in the UN and OECD discussions on sustainable development / Karoline Van den Brande -- Subnational involvement in EU policy-making : the case of Scottish flood risk management / Anna-Lena Högenauer -- Green paradiplomacy in North America : successes and limits of the NEG-ECP / Annie Chaloux and Stéphane Paquin -- The state of sustainable development : perspectives from the subnational level / Sander Happaerts, Hans Bruyninckx and Karoline Van den Brande
Summary This book highlights the activities of a category of actors understudied in the field of governance for sustainable development. Situated between the local and the national level of governance, subnational governments have significant responsibilities in key issues for sustainable development. Firstly, the book studies how these governments have taken up the challenge of designing sustainable development policies domestically. Secondly, it examines subnational involvement in international decision-making on sustainable development, with particular attention to the interactions that take place between multiple levels of governance. With new empirical material on the experiences of subnational governments in seven countries across Western Europe and North America, the contributors consider what challenges they are facing on the eve of Rio+20
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Regional planning.
Sustainable development -- Government policy.
Form Electronic book
Author Brande, Karoline van den, 1983- editor
Bruyninckx, Hans, 1964- editor
Happaerts, Sander, 1983- editor
ISBN 1137005424 (electronic bk.)
9781137005427 (electronic bk.)