Legitimate decisions leading towards sustainable development – problems and challenges

Poiesis and Praxis 1 (1):0003-0016 (2001)
  Copy   BIBTEX


In discussing the operationalization of sustainability as a concept two tendencies can, at present, be observed: the dependence of sustainability maxims on their presumed or actual acceptance and their relationship to integrative modeling based on empirical research. In contrast, this contribution is based on the assumption that the problems of implementing sustainability are (at least or also) caused by divergent normative conceptions in society and by the problems of legitimization that arise out of them. Coping with these conflicts requires explicit normative reflection and the appropriate decision-making procedures, which can, in fact, be supported and advised – but not replaced – by empirical research.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 91,219

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

On the Notion of Sustainability.Richard Raatzsch - 2012 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 55 (4):361-385.
Sustainable agriculture is humane, humane agriculture is sustainable.Michael C. Appleby - 2005 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 18 (3):293-303.
On the Need and (im) Possibility of a Sustainability Science.Gert Goeminne - 2008 - Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 53:63-72.
Risk Management as a Tool for Sustainability.Frank C. Krysiak - 2009 - Journal of Business Ethics 85 (S3):483 - 492.
Sustainable Development? Business Rhetoric of Sustainability in Finnish Corporate Disclosures 1985-2005.Matias Laine - 2007 - Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 18:197-202.


Added to PP

10 (#1,129,009)

6 months
3 (#902,269)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references