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Sustainable Development and Governance in Europe by Thomas C. Hoerber, Pamela M. Barnes

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11  The sustainable development discourse in post-Communist Central and Eastern Europe

The case of Romania

Simona Davidescu

Introduction

The primary objective and significant challenge for the states of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) which acceded to the European Union in the period 2004–2007 was to ‘catch up with the West’. Sustainable development (SD) policies and strategies have the potential to provide the mechanism by which this might be achieved, while also protecting their environment. But the most important prerequisite is the acceptance of the shared values and norms of the EU’s discourse on sustainability and sustainable development and the embedding of this discourse into the governance structures of the CEE states. It is argued ...

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