A presentation of detailed comparative research into the implementation in 11 European countries of Local Agenda 21 - the action plan for sustainable development at community level. Overviews of implementation in each country are accompanied by analysis of positive and negative changes, as well as a comparative analysis with high academic and policy relevance. Numerous practical examples are included of best cases and crucial barriers.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Sweden: Problems and Prospects - Finland: New Patterns - Denmark: The Consensus-Seeking Approach - Norway: Mobilisation - Great Britain: Political Change - Ireland: Institutional Capacity - The Netherlands: Value-Added Approach - Spain: Leadership - Italy: Central and Local - Austria: Eco-Social Market Economy - Comparative Analysis - Bibliography, Index
'Invaluable as a source of collected case studies.' Cameron Sustainable Development Solutions 'A useful and interesting book for all those that are involved in Local Agenda 21 processes.' European Circular 'This book is a good read. It covers the ground admirably. The authors are all experienced and writing to a plan of analysis.' Environmental Science & Policy