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Publisher Comments:

Implementing Sustainable Development focuses on the challenge of turning international commitments and policy promises into action. Using examples and cases from around the U.S. and around the world, it examines the successful and failed efforts designed to address the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainable development. Based on broad research that started before the Earth Summit, Implementing Sustainable Development offers a practical and useful approach to identifying and addressing policy implementation challenges.

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There is a great deal of rhetoric and no shortage of ideas about sustainable development. However, note Cooper and Vargas (both of the U. of Vermont), there has also been an "implementation gap." Saying that "implementation is the art of the feasible," they present a feasibility framework for professionals called on to implement policy that allows them to assess the technical, legal, fiscal, administrative, political, ethical, and cultural feasibility of policy. The issues raised by each of these feasibility factors are explored in separate chapters.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780742523616
Author:
Cooper, Phillip
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Author:
Vargas, Claudia Maria
Author:
Cooper, Phillip J.
Location:
Lanham, Md.
Subject:
Environmental policy
Subject:
Economic Development
Subject:
Sustainable Development
Subject:
Development - Sustainable Development
Subject:
Public Policy - Economic Policy
Subject:
Public Policy - Regional Planning
Subject:
Environmental policy -- Economic aspects.
Subject:
Business-Manufacturing and Product Development
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
03-CR4
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.90x6.24x.94 in. 1.25 lbs.

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