Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM005M: The Politics, Policy and Practice of Sustainable Development (MPA ONLY)

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.


 Christie and Carley (2000) Managing Sustainable Development 2nd Edition, Earthscan.

Jordan (2008) The Governance of Sustainable Development: Taking Stock and Looking Forward. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 26, 17-33.

Jordan and Lenschow (eds) (2008) Innovation in Environmental Policy: Integrating the Environment for Sustainability. Edward Elgar.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) Eco-system and Human Well-Being: Policy Responses, Island Press.

O`Riordan (2004) Environmental Science, Sustainability and Politics. Transactions of the Institute of Geographers, New Series 29, 234-247.

Park, Conca and Finger (2008) The Crisis of Global Environmental Governance: Towards a New Political Economy of Global Environmental Governance, Routledge.

Steurer, R. and Martinuzzi, A. 2005. Towards a new pattern of strategy formulation in the public sector: first experiences with national strategies for sustainable development in Europe. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 23 455-472.


The module will be supported by ELE materials, including links to core texts