Title

Sustainable development in public administration planning: An exploration of social justice, equity, and citizen inclusion

Publication Date

2007

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Sustainability development is receiving increased attention in public administration theory and practice. It has been lauded as promoting increased environmental well-being, while also improving the wellbeing of citizens. Can sustainable development principles promote social justice, equality, and citizen participation in public administration practice? Will these principles be at odds with economic stability? What are the overall consequences for civil society ? This paper considers these questions by exploring case studies in which the application and practice of environmental sustainability is integrated in public decision making. It discusses the role of sustainable development in public risk management and in promoting social justice through the use of systems approaches, time and place knowledge, and stakeholder participation.

Original Citation

Leuenberger, Deniz and Wakin, Michele. (2007). Sustainable development in public administration planning: An exploration of social justice, equity, and citizen inclusion. Administrative Theory and Praxis, 29(3), 394-411.