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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300075540
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.17 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1 Introduction 3
2 The Search for the Public Interest in Three Languages: Regulation and Democracy in the United States 11
3 A Dialogic Model of Social Regulation 36
4 Democracy, Redistribution, and Social Regulation in a Federal System 66
5 The Politics of Hazardous Waste Regulation 95
6 Siting of Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities and the Failure of Toxics Policy in Three States 134
7 Not-in-My-Back-Yard, Right to Know, and Grassroots Mobilization 166
8 Citizenship in the New Regulatory State 192
Appendix / Empirical Analysis: State Environmental Regulation in 1980 205
Notes 213
Index 249
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