Governance for sustainability : issues, challenges, successes

Authors: Bosselmann, Klaus, Engel, Ron, Taylor, Prue,

Governance for sustainability is defined as the set of written and unwritten rules that link ecological citizenship with institutions and norms of governance. It is a complex topic because it addresses the three issues of globalization, democracy and sustainability. No form of governance can succeed if there is no common bond between those who govern and those who are being governed. The real issue is whether the common good, that is, the sustainability of life, can be pursued through democratic forms of governance. This publication compiles information, evaluations and case studies to enable the reader to explore and reflect upon governance for sustainability.