Is subsidiarity a conditio sine qua non for sustainability?

Gussen, Benjamen F. (2015) Is subsidiarity a conditio sine qua non for sustainability? Policy Studies, 36 (4). pp. 384-398. ISSN 0144-2872

Abstract

This paper argues that subsidiarity is a condicio sine qua non for sustainability.Through the complexity paradigm, the paper provides a historical reconstruction of both concepts to the end of elucidating their interdependence. The main thesis is that subsidiarity to sustainability is what self-organisation is to emergence. The paper ends with a sketch of future global governance structures based on a subsidiarity where cities take the lead on sustainability.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 05:38
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2016 06:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: attractors; cities; collapse; complexity; emergence; self-organisation; Spinoza; stability; subsidiarity; sustainability
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0199 Other Mathematical Sciences > 019999 Mathematical Sciences not elsewhere classified
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Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/01442872.2015.1073244
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/27795

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