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Accounting for a sustainable Scotland

Russell, Shona L. and Thomson, Ian (2008) Accounting for a sustainable Scotland. Public Money and Management, 28 (6). pp. 367-374. ISSN 0954-0962

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Abstract

Sustainable development indicators (SDI) can define priorities, determine sustainable actions, evaluate policy options and legitimate government interventions. Sustainable development strategies and indicators used in Scotland, however, show a lack of consistency with a potential for distortion of performance. The attributes of a sustainable Scotland are used to construct a model of stages through which to develop strategies and indicator sets for sustainable development.