Corporate Power and the Environment: The Political Economy of U.S. Environmental Policy / Edition 1

Corporate Power and the Environment: The Political Economy of U.S. Environmental Policy / Edition 1

by George A. Gonzalez
     
 

Environmental policy is broadly viewed as an oasis of democracy, unspoiled by crass capitalism and undominated by corporate interests. This book counters that view. The focus of Corporate Power and the Environment is on how U.S. economic elites—corporate decisionmakers and other individuals of substantial wealth—shape the content and implementation of U.S

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Overview

Environmental policy is broadly viewed as an oasis of democracy, unspoiled by crass capitalism and undominated by corporate interests. This book counters that view. The focus of Corporate Power and the Environment is on how U.S. economic elites—corporate decisionmakers and other individuals of substantial wealth—shape the content and implementation of U.S. environmental policy to their economic and political benefit. The author uses the management of the national forests and national parks, as well as wilderness preservation policies and federal clean air policies, as case studies to show corporate power in action in even the "purest" of policy arenas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742510852
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
05/09/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 The Policymaking Process Chapter 3 "Practical" Forestry and the U.S. Forest Service Chapter 4 The Political Economy of the National Park System Chapter 5 Wilderness Preservation Policy: The Cases of Yosemite Park and Jackson Hole Chapter 6 Anatomy of a Wilderness Controversy: The Creation of Redwood National Park Chapter 7 The Legislative Process and the Clean Air Act of 1990 Chapter 8 Conclusion: Political Power and the Environment Chapter 9 Bibliography

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