Democracy, Dialogue, and Environmental Disputes: The Contested Languages of Social Regulation

Democracy, Dialogue, and Environmental Disputes: The Contested Languages of Social Regulation

by Bruce A. Williams, Albert R. Matheny, Albert Matheny
     
 

This book addresses the difficulties faced by environmental regulation, attributing them to competing ideas about regulatory legitimacy that have accompanied the growth of the American state. The authors propose a more complex and nuanced dialogue between all participants in regulatory policymaking, and they apply their analysis to case studies of actual… See more details below

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This book addresses the difficulties faced by environmental regulation, attributing them to competing ideas about regulatory legitimacy that have accompanied the growth of the American state. The authors propose a more complex and nuanced dialogue between all participants in regulatory policymaking, and they apply their analysis to case studies of actual environmental disputes over hazardous waste regulation in the 1980s and 1990s in New Jersey, Ohio, and Florida.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300075540
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.62(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
1Introduction3
2The Search for the Public Interest in Three Languages: Regulation and Democracy in the United States11
3A Dialogic Model of Social Regulation36
4Democracy, Redistribution, and Social Regulation in a Federal System66
5The Politics of Hazardous Waste Regulation95
6Siting of Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities and the Failure of Toxics Policy in Three States134
7Not-in-My-Back-Yard, Right to Know, and Grassroots Mobilization166
8Citizenship in the New Regulatory State192
Appendix / Empirical Analysis: State Environmental Regulation in 1980205
Notes213
Index249

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