Flavio Comim

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pp. 251-272

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21 pages

8. Development and Stability

  • Flavio Comim (author)
Flavio Comim starts this chapter with a conceptual discussion about the stability dimension of the common good, exploring its links with similar constructs, such as sustainability and resilience. He then examines the normative character of stability, echoing Anand and Sen’s critique of the use of the sustainability concept, with the main point being examining both positive and negative aspects of stability. Third, he investigates measurement possibilities for this dimension, such as the issue of intertemporal rates of discount and the use of RBM (Results Based Management) to link common objectives to a single framework. Finally, he puts forward a tentative classification of stability indicators according to their usefulness in empirical common good nexus models.


Flavio Comim