Sustainability, Innovation and Participatory Governance: A Cross-national Study of the EU Eco-management and Audit Scheme
Hubert Heinelt, Randall Smith
Ashgate, 2003 - Political Science - 302 pages
The ongoing debate about governance is very much concerned with participation and inclusiveness. It questions the effect the shift from government to governance has had on participation, who should participate and how. It also questions whether participatory governance can lead to sustainable and innovative outcomes. This book focuses on the last of these questions using an empirical analysis of the development, implementation and review of an EU environmental management system - the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). It examines under what circumstances might participatory governance encourage sustainability and innovation.
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