Institutionalising Sustainable Development
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Institutionalising Sustainable Development

Achieving sustainable development depends on good governance practices, particularly the effective implementation of national sustainable development strategies which integrate government decision-making in the economic, environmental and social spheres. This volume contains recommendations for the true "institutionalisation" of sustainable development.  Institutionalisation will embed the concept in government operations for the long-term and will reduce the vulnerability of sustainable development aims to shorter-term political objectives.

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Ingeborg Niestroy

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The governance dimension of policies for sustainable development, and sustainable development strategies in particular, has received increasing attention during the past few years. This is probably because sustainable development: a. as a concept, or approach, is both soft and overarching, concerning many policy areas, b. "moves" all levels of policy making (local, regional, national, EU, global); and c. "moving towards a more sustainable development" is a process widely understood as a learning process (political in a narrow sense, societal in a wider sense), which touches upon all governance dimensions of democracies.
 
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