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Hållbar utveckling- En textanalys av miljöpolicy i lokal och nationell kontext

Högberg, Emelie (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Sustainable development is a concept that has been interpreted in a multitude of ways in different contexts. This essay argues that the discourse of "ecological modernization" has strongly influenced the way in which the concept of ?sustainability? has been constructed in Swedish environmental policy. This interpretation of the concept of sustainability offers the possibility of combining economic growth with ecological sustainability which stands in contrast to the assumptions of Deep Ecology and Green Theory. The aim of this essay is to explore how the concept of sustainability is being formulated in environmental policy both on a national level and in the city of Malmö.

Considering these issues in a specific context, this essay focuses... (More)
Sustainable development is a concept that has been interpreted in a multitude of ways in different contexts. This essay argues that the discourse of "ecological modernization" has strongly influenced the way in which the concept of ?sustainability? has been constructed in Swedish environmental policy. This interpretation of the concept of sustainability offers the possibility of combining economic growth with ecological sustainability which stands in contrast to the assumptions of Deep Ecology and Green Theory. The aim of this essay is to explore how the concept of sustainability is being formulated in environmental policy both on a national level and in the city of Malmö.

Considering these issues in a specific context, this essay focuses on city planning that is as an important instrument to promote urban sustainability both on national and local levels. To illustrate city planning on a local level a case study of Malmö is performed. In the city of Malmö, sustainability is well integrated into city planning. The city is often described as a city with a strong commitment to sustainable development with its pioneer project ?Västra hamnen?. It uses the notion of sustainability frequently in programs and rapports. The analysis shows that the city of Malmö uses the concept of urban sustainability, not only for ecological reasons, but as a way to increase the attractiveness to the city and consequently promoting further economic growth. The study is a text analysis based on rapports and documents both on a local and a national level. (Less)
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Högberg, Emelie
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Hållbar utveckling, miljöpolicy, Malmö, ekologisk modernisering, stadsplanering, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
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1317177
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2008-06-16
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2008-06-16
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  abstract     = {Sustainable development is a concept that has been interpreted in a multitude of ways in different contexts. This essay argues that the discourse of "ecological modernization" has strongly influenced the way in which the concept of ?sustainability? has been constructed in Swedish environmental policy. This interpretation of the concept of sustainability offers the possibility of combining economic growth with ecological sustainability which stands in contrast to the assumptions of Deep Ecology and Green Theory. The aim of this essay is to explore how the concept of sustainability is being formulated in environmental policy both on a national level and in the city of Malmö.

Considering these issues in a specific context, this essay focuses on city planning that is as an important instrument to promote urban sustainability both on national and local levels. To illustrate city planning on a local level a case study of Malmö is performed. In the city of Malmö, sustainability is well integrated into city planning. The city is often described as a city with a strong commitment to sustainable development with its pioneer project ?Västra hamnen?. It uses the notion of sustainability frequently in programs and rapports. The analysis shows that the city of Malmö uses the concept of urban sustainability, not only for ecological reasons, but as a way to increase the attractiveness to the city and consequently promoting further economic growth. The study is a text analysis based on rapports and documents both on a local and a national level.},
  author       = {Högberg, Emelie},
  keyword      = {Hållbar utveckling,miljöpolicy,Malmö,ekologisk modernisering,stadsplanering,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Hållbar utveckling- En textanalys av miljöpolicy i lokal och nationell kontext},
  year         = {2008},
}