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The Idea of Sustainable Development in Public Administration
Public Works Management & Policy
  • John R. Bartle, University of Nebraska Omaha
  • Deniz Leunenberger, Bridgewater State College
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This article introduces the Focus Issue on Sustainable Development by first discussing the environmental problems caused by unsustainable development and then the shortcomings caused by a piecemeal approach to policy development and implementation. The idea of sustainability appears to fit well with other core values of public administration, which is a consistent theme throughout each of the articles in this issue. Definitions of sustainability are discussed, followed by two relevant models. Finally, each article in the focus issue is introduced.

Focus Issue on Sustainable Development, Public Works Management and Policy, February, 2006.

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John R. Bartle and Deniz Leunenberger. "The Idea of Sustainable Development in Public Administration" Public Works Management & Policy Vol. 10 Iss. 3 (2006) p. 191 - 194
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