Implementing Sustainable Development focuses on the challenge of turning international commitments and policy promises into action. Using examples and cases from around the U.S. and around the world, it examines the successful and failed efforts designed to address the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of sustainable development. Based on broad research that started before the Earth Summit, Implementing Sustainable Development offers a practical and useful approach to identifying and addressing policy implementation challenges.
Philip J. Cooper is professor of liberal arts in the Department of Political Science at the University of Vermont. Claudia Maria Vargas is director of Intercultural Programs and research assistant professor, College of Medicine, University of Vermont.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 The Foundations of Sustainable Development Chapter 3 The Prinicples of Sustainable Development: Global Common Commitments Chapter 4 Questions of Technical Feasibility: Do We Know How To Do It? Chapter 5 Fiscal Feasibility: From Paper To Action Chapter 6 Administrative Feasibiity: Good Intentions, Intelligence, and Money Are Not Enough Chapter 7 Political Feasibility: The Will To Act and The Power To Get It Done Chapter 8 Ethical Feasibility: Values That Matter Chapter 9 Cultural Feasibility: One Size Does Not Fit All Chapter 10 Ideas That Matter Chapter 12 Case List Chapter 13 Index