Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe: The Evolution of the Discourse on Sustainability

Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe: The Evolution of the Discourse on Sustainability

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ISBN-13: 9781138933798
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/16/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Pamela M. Barnes is Jean Monnet Chair ‘ad personam’ in European Political Integration, Research Associate at the Centre for European Integration at ESSCA School of Management, LUNAM University, Angers, France; Visiting Fellow at the University of Lincoln, UK, and Visiting Professor at Millersville University, Pennsylvania, USA.

Thomas Hoerber is Associate Professor at the Centre for European Integration at ESSCA School of Management, LUNAM University, Angers, France.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Establishing the research questions and methodological framework Part I: Reflections on complex and contested concepts 1. Linking the discourse on sustainability and governance Pamela M. Barnes and Thomas C. Hoerber 2. Governance for sustainability in the European Union – a post-political project Lisa Griffin 3. The impact of the ‘de-growth’ perspective on the sustainability discourse Assen Slim 4. Sustainable development : a floating signifier in the EU’s energy policy discourse? Irene Koegl and Kristina Kurze Part II: The sustainable discourse at European level 5. A Common Market and Sustainable Energy for Europe Florian Baumann 6. The European Energy Policy and its green dimension – discursive hegemony and policy variations in the greening of energy policy Israel Solorio, Mischa Bechberger and Lucia Popartan 7. The changing fortunes of nuclear energy in the sustainability discourse Pamela M. Barnes 8. The future of EURATOM in a European sustainable energy strategy Thomas C. Hoerber 9. EU Sustainable mobility – between economic and environmental discourses Helene Dyrhauge 10. The European Union’s emissions trading scheme - a post-political tool for strengthening integration and wide-reaching sustainability? Lydia Kernevez Part III: The sustainable discourse at national and sub-national level 11. The sustainable development discourse in post- Communist Central and Eastern Europe (the case of Romania) Simona Davidescu 12. The UK’s devolved authorities and the European Sustainability discourse: between identity and actor hierarchy Patricia Hogwood 13. The evolution of carbon capitalism in the English regions: sustainable mitigation, carbon modernization, and selective carbon economies William Eadson 14. Governance, sustainability and deliberation: reflections from a UK case study of sustainable waste management Richard Bull Conclusion: Not one discourse but many? Pamela M. Barnes and Thomas C.Hoerber

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