The transition to sustainable development will test government and democracy in a fundamentally radical way. There is probably no such end state as truly sustainable development. So the pathways towards it are endless. In any case, like a mirage, sustainable development will metamorphose like a more distant goal as it is approached.
This series of essays looks at three elements of sustainable development in terms of the institutional challenge they pose, and from the viewpoint of five European Union Member States.
an important text for students of contemporary development strategies and interested parties alike. Simon Kenton, environmental, Education and Information
European Planning Studies, Vol.7,NO 3, 1999 - reveiwed by Didier Guillain
"But, as some essays in the book demonstarte, the different institutions could contribute to solving the ambiguities and contradictions that arise from it, and help to develop a deeper understanding of the environment, society and the economic development process which which are still too often perceived as self-contained units.