Sustainable Development Reflexive Inputs to World Organisation
The objective of the project is to provide the EU with conceptual tools and applicable ideas to make sustainable development an operational paradigm framing EU policy mak-ing in the globalization process. Broadening the utilitarian, state-centred, and market fail-ure approach often mobilised in globalisation analysis, we develop a reflexive framework within which time and irreversibility, institutional path-dependency and multiple actors, with heterogeneous knowledge, beliefs, preferences, technology and power, interfere in the process of policy making. In this procedural approach, the policy making process it-self will be scrutinised and integrated as a key determinant of the policy outcome. Within this renewed framework, globalization core challenges will be intersected with sustain-able development conceptual challenges, which will be tackled specifically before nurtur-ing back EU policy-making in the globalization process.