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Policy design without democracy? Making democratic sense of transition management

Hendriks, Carolyn


This article explores the complex relationship between democracy and long-term policy design for sustainability. At one extreme, democracy can be framed as problematic for policy planning because of the myopia fostered by some democratic institutions, such as regular elections. Alternatively, democracy can be seen as an ally of long-term policy design to the extent that it can generate public legitimacy and accountability, and potentially foster more equitable and just outcomes. Recent debates...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy Sciences
DOI: 10.1007/s11077-009-9095-1


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