Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM005M: The Politics, Policy and Practice of Sustainable Development

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


Sanderson, H., Hildén, M., Russel, D., Penha-Lopes, G. and Capriolo, A (eds)(2018) Adapting the Future for Climate Change in Europe. Elsevier: New York. Ch 6.


Turnpenny J, Russel DJ (2017). The Idea(s) of ‘Valuing Nature’: Insights from the UK’s Ecosystem Services Framework. Environmental Politics26, 973-993


Connelly, J.,  Smith, G.,  Benson, D. & Saunders, C. (2012) Politics and the Environment. Routledge, Oxford. Ch 5.


Jordan (2008) The Governance of Sustainable Development: Taking Stock and Looking Forward. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 26, 17-33.

Jordan and Lenschow (eds) (2008) Innovation in Environmental Policy: Integrating the Environment for Sustainability. Edward Elgar.

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) Eco-system and Human Well-Being: Policy Responses, Island Press.

Steurer, R. and Martinuzzi, A. 2005. Towards a new pattern of strategy formulation in the public sector: first experiences with national strategies for sustainable development in Europe. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy 23 455-472.


The module will be supported by ELE materials, including links to core texts