Achieving Sustainable Development: The Challenge of Governance across Social Scales

Achieving Sustainable Development: The Challenge of Governance across Social Scales

Achieving Sustainable Development: The Challenge of Governance across Social Scales

Achieving Sustainable Development: The Challenge of Governance across Social Scales

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Thirteen papers, first presented at a symposium on The Politics of Sustainable Development hosted by the U. of Florida's Political Science Department in February 2000, are primarily concerned with two issues: the governance challenge in sustainable development as an issue of multiple levels and integration across scales, and the significance of m

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The chapters in this volume are based on a selection of original papers first presented at a symposium on “The Politics of Sustainable Development” hosted by the University of Florida’s Political Science Department during February 17–19, 2000. This symposium continues a productive collaboration involving several colloquia, as well as the exchange of faculty and students from the United States and Europe, initiated by members of the Department of Political Science and the Environmental Institute CSTM at the University of Twente (the Netherlands) sharing an interest in the development of comparative studies of applied environmental policy We are indebted to the Department of Political Science and the Office of Research and Graduate Programs at the University of Florida for providing the resources to sponsor this meeting.

We want to express our appreciation, as well, to the authors of the individual chapters for their diligence and patience while editing and updating their initial contributions. We are especially indebted to Ada Krooshoop and Debbie Wallen for their meticulous editing and preparation of the final book manuscript.

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