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A practical guide to better policy.

Arguing that better public policy is needed to create more sustainable outcomes, Stephen Dovers articulates in Environment and Sustainability Policy: Creation, Implementation and Evaluation, what this policy might involve, and gives a basis for analysing and prescribing policy and institutional responses.

Dovers is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Resource and Environmental Studies, at the Australian National University and is widely acknowledged as a leading scholar of environmental policy. He is active in research and education in policy and institutional analysis, decision making in the face of uncertainty, science-policy linkages, natural resource management and environmental history.

In this rigorous, but accessibly written guide, he brings a deep knowledge of traditional public policy, and the complex institutional systems around it, together with a close understanding of current sustainability issues. The book gives an operational framework for policy analysis and prescription, and provides ways of fulfilling key elements of an effective policy process.

According to Paul Perkins, Chair of the National Environmental and Education Council, Dovers' perspective is 'a seminal contribution to the literature on learning for sustainability, a truly comprehensive analysis of the issues and policy implications. It is not a toolkit but discusses all major challenges of the integration of social, economic and ecological issues under various perspectives. Dovers' insights on participation, integration and institutional change in particular will be welcomed by educators and policy professionals, students, change managers and administrators at the cutting edge of sustainability.'

Environment and Sustainability Policy Creation, Implementation and Evaluation Stephen Dovers

The Federation Press 2005, Paperback ISBN: 1862875405 RRP: $49.95

Available from: www.federationpress.com.au
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