Globalization and Sustainability

  • Haroon A. Khan


No other issue is as important as sustainability from the point of globalization. The issue of sustainability has drawn to the attention to the people of the world that, despite their differences in terms of politics, economics, and ideologies, we do share the planet. The field of public administration has traditionally emphasized the values of efficiency, performance, social equity, diversity, and ethics. With the increased global concern about protecting the environment, the chapter emphasizes sustainability as the core values of public administration. The recent climate agreement in Paris and the recent uproar over the issue of water contamination in Flint, Michigan, in the United States underlie the emergency of protecting the environment. Khan traces an historical analysis on sustainability and investigates the consequences of climate change. He makes an in-depth analysis of the challenges of environmental justice, the ideological divide, international trade and cooperation, procurement, and participation. The chapter concludes with a statistical analysis of globalization and environmental performance.


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  • Haroon A. Khan
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  1. 1.Henderson State UniversityArkadelphiaUSA

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