7 Summary and final thoughts
What are the four dimensions of globalisation outlined in Section 4?
Outline, in no more than 100 words, the distinctions between the three approaches to achieving sustainability outlined in this course.
Organise the following under the headings ‘government’ and ‘governance’:
clearly defined state actors
power is dispersed or opaque
domination through rules or force may be required to ensure universal acceptance of a decision
simple and intuitive representation of citizens through election
mixes state and non-state actors (including e.g. NGOs)
evolving and ongoing process
acceptance of and support for decisions by all players arises out of wide participation in earlier debate
formal institutions and procedures.
List five features (think ‘OPASI’) frequently associated with good governance, and give brief summaries of them. (Please write no more than 100 words for the whole answer.)
What makes ecological citizenship distinctive? Give two reasons (a short paragraph on each).
Match the following approaches to sustainability – business learns, radical break, or sustainability steps – with the ideas they promote listed below:
best practice databases
ecological tax reform
corporate sustainability reporting
Local Economic Trading Systems
Forest Stewardship Council.
In around 100 words, outline what claims are made for the Web as a medium that might aid transitions to sustainability.