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Green Inside Activism for Sustainable Development

Political Agency and Institutional Change

  • Erik Hysing
  • Jan Olsson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Erik Hysing, Jan Olsson
    Pages 1-21
  3. Erik Hysing, Jan Olsson
    Pages 23-45
  4. Erik Hysing, Jan Olsson
    Pages 47-71
  5. Erik Hysing, Jan Olsson
    Pages 73-91
  6. Erik Hysing, Jan Olsson
    Pages 93-118
  7. Erik Hysing, Jan Olsson
    Pages 119-139
  8. Erik Hysing, Jan Olsson
    Pages 141-161
  9. Erik Hysing, Jan Olsson
    Pages 163-182
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 183-187

About this book

Introduction

This book considers how public sector institutions can be transformed to better support sustainable development by exploring the concept of green inside activism and its importance for institutional change. The phenomenon of inside activism has been shown to be crucial for green policy change and this book focuses on public officials as green inside activists, committed to green values and engaged in social movement, acting strategically from inside public administration to change public policy and institutions in line with such value commitment. The book theorizes how green inside activism can contribute to a more sustainable development through institutional change. This theorizing builds on and relates to highly relevant theoretical arguments in the existing literature. The authors also consider the legitimacy of inside activism and how it can be reconciled with democratic ideals. This innovative work will appeal to students and scholars of public policy, political science and environmental politics.

Keywords

guerrilla government new institutionalism inside activism sustainable development new public management green activism institutional change policy change public administration public officials as political agents public sector ethics Green Inside Activism green public policy green change critical governance deliberative practices institutional subversion sustainable land-use planning Sweden

Authors and affiliations

  • Erik Hysing
    • 1
  • Jan Olsson
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Humanities, Education and Social SciencesÖrebro UniversityÖrebroSweden
  2. 2.School of Humanities, Education and Social SciencesÖrebro UniversityÖrebroSweden

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