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Special Issue Article
ADVANCING THE GOVERNANCE OF CROSS-SECTORAL POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A METAGOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVE†
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2012
Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Public Administration and Development
Special Issue: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SUSTAINABILITY: THE ROLE OF PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IN CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Volume 32, Issue 3, pages 305–323, August 2012
How to Cite
Christopoulos, S., Horvath, B. and Kull, M. (2012), ADVANCING THE GOVERNANCE OF CROSS-SECTORAL POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: A METAGOVERNANCE PERSPECTIVE. Public Admin. Dev., 32: 305–323. doi: 10.1002/pad.1629
- Issue published online: 18 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 28 MAY 2012
- Manuscript Revised: 30 APR 2012
- Manuscript Received: 31 JAN 2012
- Academy of Finland. Grant Number: 1134103
- Estonian Targeted Funding Scheme
- sustainable development;
- policy mix;
- UN system
Sustainable Development (SD) and its pillars are well known, and the need for integrating the social, economic and environmental aspects in development is widely accepted. A topic currently gaining momentum is the improvement of the institutional framework, as called for through the ongoing global processes for SD. This study probes into three successful cases of solutions for SD that effectively used metagovernance elements, that is, integrating and fusing different modes of governance. Metagovernance elements in policy mixes bring together, through coordination, formal conventions and less formal agreements of what is acceptable and appropriate administratively and policy-wise, to solving complex issues in SD. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.