The Search for “Sustainable Development” – Pathways As a New Degree of Institutional Reflexivity

The realization of “sustainable development” tends to increasingly be thought of in terms of a necessary transition to achieve. The objective of this article is to understand how this perspective, while penetrating the institutional spheres, has become a catalyst for and the product of a form of collective reflexivity that also has implications in governmental activities. This study thus analyzes the reflexive dynamics that appear to be in progress in governmental activities and seem to integrate the transitional perspective as a driving force in a series of interrelated dimensions, namely by transforming the transition towards sustainable development into an object of reflection, but also an object of discursive framing and an object of government.


About Giorgio Bertini

Research Professor. Founder Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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