umu.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The Role of the State in the Governance of Sustainable Development: subnational practices in European states
Cardiff University, Storbritannien.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. (Arcum)
2014 (English)In: State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance / [ed] Andreas Duit, Cambridge MA /London: MIT Press, 2014, 179-202 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter investigates the role of the state in the governance of sustainable development at the sub-national, regional and local levels in Europe, including 1) the scope of state involvement, 2) the function of the state in sustainable development policy making. The state is shown to be a key player in initiating and co-ordinating the sustainable development planning processes in the four key themes across European states: (1) multi-level governance; (2) networks and public / private partnerships; (3) participation and (4) the use of marked based instruments.

The main function of the state in the analyzed policy areas is, on the one hand to act as coordinator between different interests, and on the other to act as stimulator for initiating new policy initiatives. The state both initiates and co-ordinates policy networks and retains a great deal of power over the nature and functioning of network forms of governance. Evidence also points out how the use of new environmental policy tools can strengthen the hand of the state by supporting hierarchical governance. Thus, far from being a simple one, the relationship between market and network governance and the state has been shown to be complex and dense.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge MA /London: MIT Press, 2014. 179-202 p.
Series
American and Comparative Environmental Policy
Keyword [en]
state, sustainable development, Europe, policymaking, multi-level governance, networks, public-private partnerships, market-based instruments, environmental governance
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-90026DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027120.003.0007ISI: 000345149400007ISBN: 978-0-262-52581-7 (print)ISBN: 978-0-262-02712-0 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-90026DiVA: diva2:725743
Available from: 2014-06-17 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2017-01-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full text

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Eckerberg, Katarina
By organisation
Department of Political Science
Public Administration Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 393 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf