A presentation of detailed comparative research into the implementation in 11 European countries of Local Agenda 21 - the action plan for sustainable development at community level. Overviews of implementation in each country are accompanied by analysis of positive and negative changes, as well as a comparative analysis with high academic and policy relevance. Numerous practical examples are included of best cases and crucial barriers.
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chapter Introduction / William M Lafferty chapter 1 Sweden Problems and prospects at the leading edge of LA21 implementation / Katarina Eckerberg chapter 2 Finland In search of new implementation patterns / Anita Niemi-Iilahti chapter 3 Denmark The participatory and consensus-seeking approach of the Danish LA21 / Jesper Holm chapter 4 Norway LA21 as a means of interpreting and achieving sustainable production and consumption / Carlo Aall chapter 5 The United Kingdom Mainstreaming, mutating or expiring? / Chris Church chapter 6 Ireland Starting late: Building institutional capacity on the reform of sub-national governance? / Gerard Mullally chapter 7 The Netherlands Probing the essence of LA21 as a value-added approach to sustainable development and local democracy / Frans Coenen chapter 8 France LA21: A new tool for sustainable policies? / Corrine Larrue chapter 9 Austria From eco-social market economy to LA21 / Michael Narodoslawsky chapter 10 Italy Converging pathways between central and local levels of government? / Emiliano Ramieri chapter 11 Spain LA21: A question of institutional leadership? / Nuria Font chapter 12 Conclusions and perspectives / William M Lafferty.