Title: Developing a framework for sustainability governance in the European Union

Authors: James Meadowcroft, Katharine N. Farrell, Joachim Spangenberg

Addresses: School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa, K1S 5B6, Canada. ' Institute of Governance, Public Policy and Social Research, Queen's University of Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, Northern Ireland, UK. ' Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Hugo Distler Str. 1b, 32549 Bad Oeynhausen, Germany

Abstract: Sustainable development represents a major governance challenge of the 21st century. If societal development trajectories are to be realigned on to more sustainable pathways major changes will be required to existing processes and practices of governance. This essay considers the nature of these changes and discusses implications for social science research.

Keywords: sustainability; sustainable development; governance; European Union; social science research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSD.2005.007371

International Journal of Sustainable Development, 2005 Vol.8 No.1/2, pp.3 - 11

Published online: 14 Jul 2005 *

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