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Transgovernance

Advancing Sustainability Governance

Editors: Meuleman, Louis (Ed.)

  • The book links sustainability governance to the context of knowledge democracy and international politics
  • Identifies institutions that need to advance sustainable development
  • Brings in the cultural dimension of sustainable development
  • Exemplifies on transformation processes towards sustainability
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‘Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance’ analyses the question what recent and ongoing changes in the relations between politics, science and media – together characterized as the emergence of a knowledge democracy – may imply for governance for sustainable development, on global and other levels of societal decision making, and the other way around: How can the discussion on sustainable development contribute to a knowledge democracy? How can concepts such as second modernity, reflexivity, configuration theory, (meta)governance theory and cultural theory contribute to a ‘transgovernance’ approach which goes beyond mainstream sustainability governance? 

This volume presents contributions from various angles: international

relations, governance and metagovernance theory, (environmental) economics

and innovation science. It offers challenging insights regarding institutions and

transformation processes, and on the paradigms behind contemporary sustainability governance.This book gives the sustainability governance debate a new context. It transforms classical questions into new options for societal decision making and identifies starting points and strategies towards effective governance of transitions to sustainability.

 

About the authors

Dr. Louis Meuleman has an MsC in environmental biology and a PhD in public administration. He has 30 years of public-sector experience. His PhD thesis (Springer, 2008) focuses on metagovernance: how to create and manage situationally successful combinations of hierarchical, network and market styles of governance. He concludes that optimal governance mixtures depend among others on national/regional/local cultures and traditions. His academic affiliations include being a senior fellow at the Center for Governance and Sustainability of the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA and research fellow at the VU University, Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was (2010-2011) Project director of the TransGov project of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany, which resulted in two publications on transgovernance: transformative governance, based on metagovernance and other social science concepts like knowledge democracy and second modernity. He was director of the Netherlands Advisory Council for Research on Nature, Environment and Spatial Planning (RMNO)(2002-2009) and head of unit and project director at the Netherlands Ministry for Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (1991-2001). He is currently a seconded national expert at DG Environment of the European Commission. As a 'reflexive practitioner' he continues to participate in scholarly and other discussions on the quality of governance, sustainable development and impact assessment. See for (downloadable) publications his personal website www.ps4sd.eu

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Sustainable Development Within Knowledge Democracies: An Emerging Governance Problem

    Veld, Roeland Jaap

    Pages 3-35

  • Cultural Diversity and Sustainability Metagovernance

    Meuleman, Louis

    Pages 37-81

  • Growth: A Discussion of the Margins of Economic and Ecological Thought

    Perez-Carmona, Alexander

    Pages 83-161

  • Development, Sustainability and International Politics

    Napolitano, Jamel

    Pages 163-211

  • Governing Planetary Boundaries: Limiting or Enabling Conditions for Transitions Towards Sustainability?

    Schmidt, Falk

    Pages 215-234

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transgovernance
Book Subtitle
Advancing Sustainability Governance
Editors
  • Louis Meuleman
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-28009-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-28009-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-28008-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43072-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 324
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