Authored or (co-)Edited Books and Book Chapters

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New review of ‘Metagovernance for Sustainability’

“General knowledge of the importance of the term metagovernance is relatively limited. Therefore, the recent publication by Louis Meuleman “Metagovernance for Sustainability” can be a significant contribution to a better general understanding of this concept.(…) This book in a very impressive and reasoned way presents the importance and complexity of metagovernance”. […]

Update: Paperback version available of Metagovernance for Sustainability

A paperback version of the book Metagovernance for Sustainability can now be directly ordered by sending an email to the author, for EUR 30,00 plus shipping costs. Please send requests to louismeuleman@ps4sd.eu. Metagovernance for Sustainability – A Framework for implementing the SDGs is available now at Routledge. A preview (Chapter [...]

(2016) The implementation of the EU SEA Directive: Main achievements and challenges

Book chapter – Meuleman, L. (2016), The implementation of the EU SEA Directive: Main achievements and challenges. In: B. Sadler and J. Dusik (Eds), European and international Experience of Strategic Environmental Assessment: Recent Progress and Future Prospects, pp 57-83. This book brings together the latest thinking in Strategic Environmental Assessment [...]

(2014) Governance Frameworks

Book chapter – Meuleman, L. (2014), Governance Frameworks. In: Bill Freedman (ed.), Global Environmental Change,DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_59, # Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014.

(2014) Governance for Sustainable Development: How to Support the Implementation of SDGs?

Book chapter – Niestroy, I. (2014): Governance for Sustainable Development: How to Support the Implementation of SDGs? In: Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) (ed.): ASEF Outlook Report 2014/2015 – Facts & Perspectives. Volume II: Perspectives on Sustainable Development. p. 154 – 168. http://www.asef.org/pubs/asef-publications/3353-asef-outlook-report-2014/2015-–-facts-&-perspectives

(2013) Bhutan: Paradigms matter

Book chapter – Niestroy, I., García Schmidt, A., Esche, A. (2013 a): Bhutan: Paradigms matter. In: Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.): Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future – The Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013. Download this chapter

(2013) Finland: Paving the Way for a Social Contract for Sustainability

Book chapter – Niestroy, I., García Schmidt, A., Esche, A. (2013 b): Finland: Paving the Way for a Social Contract for Sustainability. In: Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.): Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future – The Reinhard Mohn Prize 2013. http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/cps/rde/xbcr/SID-ABAE8387-23CCD186/bst_engl/xcms_bst_dms_38985_38996_2.pdf

(2013) Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance 

Edited book – Louis Meuleman (Ed.) Heidelberg: Springer Verlag (319 pp). ‘Transgovernance: Advancing Sustainability Governance’, the second publication on transgovernance of the IASS institute in Potsdam, Germany, gives the sustainability governance debate a new context and provides background think pieces against which the first transgovernance report (2011) emerged. Free download book here 

(2009) Sustainable Development and the Governance of Long-Term Decision Making

Co-authored report – Meuleman, L. and R.J. in ‘t Veld (2009), Sustainable Development and the Governance of Long-Term Decision Making. The Hague: RMNO/EEAC We tend to neglect long term futures. People seem to be “hard wired” to ignoring long term threats but are very sensitive to immediate dangers. This study analyses what is [...]

(2008) Sustainability Impact Assessment and Regulatory Impact Assessment

Book chapter – Ingeborg Niestroy. In: OECD (ed.): Conducting Sustainability Assessments, p. 67-88. OECD Sustainable Development Studies Driven by more complex and complicated policy challenges, persistent problems, and conflicting interests, the desire for rooting policy-making in the available stock of knowledge and applying supporting techniques and procedures has grown. Impact [...]

(2005) Sustaining Sustainability

Authored book – Ingeborg Niestroy. Sustaining Sustainability: A benchmark study on national strategies towards sustainable development and the impact of councils in nine EU member states. This study provides an inside story on the state of the art of national strategies and processes for SD in nine EU member states. [...]

(2003) Environmental Governance in Europe

Edited book – Louis Meuleman, Ingeborg Niestroy and Christian Hey (Eds.). Background Study and Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference, Florence 2003. RMNO/ EEAC series, Background Study n.1,  the Hague, 2003. This book combines the proceedings of the 11th EEAC Annual Conference of EEAC and RMNO with the European Universty Institute in Florence, the [...]

(2003) The Pegasus Principle

Authored book – Louis Meuleman, Utrecht: Lemma This book argues that in many countries the public sector is experiencing a crisis around its credibility. Based on his experiences in the public sector in the Netherlands, the author describes the important role process managers have in helping to transform public sector organisations [...]