Title: Valuation of Sustainable Development Policies: Social Multi-Criteria Evaluation
Authors: MUNDA GIUSEPPE
Publisher: Springer
Publication Year: 2008
JRC Publication N°: JRC38267
ISBN: 978-1-4020-6598-9
URI: http://www.springerlink.com/content/m270t44237804814/
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC38267
DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6598-9_3
Type: Articles in books
Abstract: Sustainable development is a multidimensional concept, including socio-economic, ecological, technical and ethical perspectives. In making sustainability policies operational, basic questions to be answered are sustainability of what and whom? As a consequence, sustainability issues are characterised by a high degree of conflict. The main objective of this Chapter is to show that multiple-criteria decision analysis is an adequate approach for dealing with sustainability conflicts. To achieve this objective, lessons, learned from both theoretical arguments and empirical experience, are reviewed. Guidelines of “good practice” are suggested too.
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