Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2009

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719069031

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Sweden and ecological governance

Straddling the fence

Lennart J. Lundqvist

Published by Manchester University Press

Issues in Environmental Politics MUP

  • Sweden is seen as a forerunner in environmental and ecological policy
  • Discusses policies and strategies for ecologically rational governance, using the Swedish case study to ask if it is possible to move from a traditional environmental policy to a broad, integrated pursuit of sustainable development
  • Examines the spatial dimensions of ecological governance, and considers the integration and effectiveness of sustainable development policies
  • Analyses the tension between democracy and sustainable development, which has a broader relevance beyond the Swedish model, to other nation states as well as the European Union as a whole

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