Representation and Accountability in Glocal Governance and the 2030 Development Agenda: Narrowing the Gap between Perceived Needs and Outcomes

Janet McIntyre

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    Abstract

    The paper responds to the 2030 Development Agenda and suggests a way to enhance representation and accountability by extending the Millennium Goals and UN Sustainable Development Agenda. It summarises the content of a forthcoming volume for the Contemporary Systems Series entitled: Towards a Planetary passport for Representation, Accountability and Re-generation’. The paper reflect on studies of alternative architectures for democracy and governance and suggests a way to extend local engagement in social, economic and environmental decision making. The paper discusses a new architectures for democracy and better governance through:Addressing the issue of a priori norms and a posteriori measures for transformation towards re-generative livingFinding ways to match social, cultural, economic and environmental decisions to perceived needs with a focus on food, energy and water securityNarrowing the gap between perceived needs and the way resources are distributed and the way it impacts on service outcomes.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)447-469
    Number of pages23
    JournalSystemic Practice and Action Research
    Volume30
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017

    Keywords

    • Distribution
    • Global commons
    • Participatory democracy
    • Resource governance
    • Social justice
    • Vulnerability

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