Sustainability: Politics and Governance

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The article gives an overview of global sustainability policy and politics. It is shown how international policy making on sustainable development has progressed from environmental policy toward recent approaches of Earth system governance. Key challenges of international sustainability politics are discussed, and institutional and instrumental options to improve sustainability policy are presented. The article ends with an outlook of the need for cosmopolitan policy making on sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSustainability Science : An introduction
EditorsHarald Heinrichs, Pim Martens, Gerd Michelsen, Arnim Wiek
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationDordrecht
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Publication date01.2016
ISBN (Print)978-94-017-7241-9
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-017-7242-6
Publication statusPublished - 01.2016