Sustainability, Innovation and Participatory Governance: A Cross-national Study of the EU Eco-management and Audit Scheme

Front Cover
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.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Sustainability Innovation Participation and EMAS

10 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information