The Idea of Sustainable Development in Public Administration

John R. Bartle, Deniz Leuenberger

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This article introduces the Focus Issue on Sustainable Development by first discussing the environmental problems caused by unsustainable development and then the shortcomings caused by a piecemeal approach to policy development and implementation. The idea of sustainability appears to fit well with other core values of public administration, which is a consistent theme throughout each of the articles in this issue. Definitions of sustainability are discussed, followed by two relevant models. Finally, each article in the focus issue is introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalPublic Works Management & Policy
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 2006


  • public administration
  • sustainability
  • sustainable development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration


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