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Sweden and Ecological Governance: Straddling the Fence

Lennart J. Lundqvist


Sweden is seen as a forerunner in environmental and ecological policy. This book is about policies and strategies for ecologically rational governance, and uses the Swedish case study to ask whether or not it is possible to move from a traditional environmental policy to a broad, integrated pursuit of sustainable development, as illustrated through the ‘Sustainable Sweden’ programme. It begins by looking at the spatial dimensions of ecological governance, and goes on to consider the integration and effectiveness of sustainable development policies. The book analyses the tension between democra ... More

Keywords: Sustainable Sweden, ecologically rational governance, traditional environmental policy, sustainable development, spatial dimensions, ecological governance, democracy, European Union, Sweden, ecological policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780719069024
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719069024.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lennart J. Lundqvist, author