Sustainable Development and Good Governance

Sustainable Development and Good Governance

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The chapters in this volume are based on the papers that were presented at a seminar in March 1994 organized under the auspices of the newly established ILA Committee on Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development. The seminar focused on the legal principles and international practice of sustainable development and good governance as one of its constitutive elements. The book is divided into four parts: Evolution of Concepts, Participatory Development, Development Co-operation and Human Rights, and Sensible Economic and Social Policies. They reflect the holistic concept of sustainable development advanced by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature sustainable development. This concept implies that maintaining a quality of life for many generations is socially desirable, economically viable and ecologically sustainable. The volume highlights the principle of sustainable development as a major topic in international law embodied in the international instruments agreed upon at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro (1992).
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  • Hardback | 508 pages
  • 171.45 x 254 x 31.75mm | 1,080g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1995 ed.
  • 508 p.
  • 0792333411
  • 9780792333418

Table of contents

Sustainable development as a matter of good governance: an introductory view; K. Ginther, P.J.I.M. de Waart. Part I: Evolution of Concepts. 1. Evolving principles of sustainable development and good governance; K. Hossain. 2. Sustainable development: some critical thoughts in the light of the Rio Conference; P. Malanczuk. 3. The road to sustainable development: evolution of the concept of development in the U.N.; Y. Matsui. 4. Reflections on the term "sustainable development" and its institutional implications; M.C.W. Pinto. 5. The dynamics of sovereignty in a changing world; N. Schrijver. 6. How to manage sustainable development? W. Lang. 7. Governance and sustainable development in Africa; H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo. 8. Implementation of international sustainability imperatives at a national level; B. Boer. Part II: Participatory Development. 9. Good governance through popular participation in sustainable development; A.S. Tolentino. 10. Sustainable development and good governance: development and evolution of constitutional orders; K. Ginther. 11. Constitutional orders and sustainable development: the Southern African experience and prospects; P. Slinn. 12. Procedural aspects of international law in the field of sustainable development: citizens' rights; P. Sands, J. Werksman. 13. The right of participation in development projects; C.R. Taylor. 14. Popular participation: a precondition for sustainable development planning. The experiences in Uganda; R.A. Wabunoha. Part III: Development Co-operation and Human Rights. 15. The right to self-determination from a sustainable development perspective; P.J.I.M. de Waart. 16. European Community development co-operation, human rights, democracy and good governance: at odds or at ease with each other? K.C.J.M. Arts. 17. Implications of the principle of sustainable development, human rights and good governance for the GATT/WTO; W. Benedek. 18. Conditionality, human rights and good governance: a dialogue of unequal partners; P. Nherere. 19. Good governance and development co-operation: towards a global approach; E/M/G. Denters. Part IV: Sensible Economic and Social Policies. 20. Common but differentiated State responsibility in international environmental law: from Stockholm (1972) to Rio (1992); S.R. Chowdhury. 21. Good governance, accountability, and official development co-operation: analyzing OECD-demands at the example of the IBRD; K. Raffer. 22. Setting off distributory shortcomings; K.M. Meessen. 23. Sustainable development and good governance: the transition to a steady-state economy; P. Peters. 24. The GATT 1994: environmental sustainability of trade or environmental protection sustainable by trade? F. Weiss. 25. Combating corruption: a measure for shaping decision making in order to achieve sustainable development; E. Ibanda-Nahamya. (Part contents).
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