The Environmental Case: Translating Values Into Policy / Edition 3

The Environmental Case: Translating Values Into Policy / Edition 3

by Judith A Layzer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604266120

ISBN-13: 9781604266122

Pub. Date: 04/15/2011

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Environmental controversies are illustrated with 12 detailed cases exploring issues in pollution and resource management through the eyes of the main players. Cases give students a sense of what is at stake in environmental conflicts and show how these conflicts play out at the local, state, federal, and international levels. Cases were selected to represent the…  See more details below

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Environmental controversies are illustrated with 12 detailed cases exploring issues in pollution and resource management through the eyes of the main players. Cases give students a sense of what is at stake in environmental conflicts and show how these conflicts play out at the local, state, federal, and international levels. Cases were selected to represent the environmental policymaking process and to increase understanding of the way the American political system handles environmental issues. Some topics include Love Canal, federal grazing policy, climate change, and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Layzer teaches political science at Middlebury College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604266122
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
616
Sales rank:
133,645
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
1Introduction1
Two Critical Features of U.S. Environmental Policymaking1
Major Actors in Environmental Policymaking9
The Environmental Policymaking Process15
Case Selection17
Getting the Most Out of These Cases20
Notes20
Recommended Reading24
Part 1Tackling the Issue of Pollution
2The Nation Tackles Pollution: The Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air and Water Acts25
3Love Canal: Hazardous Waste and the Politics of Fear52
4Government Secrets at Rocky Flats78
Part 2History, Changing Values, and Natural Resource Management
5Oil Versus Wilderness in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge102
6Federal Grazing Policy: Some Things Never Change127
7Jobs vs. the Environment: Saving the Northern Spotted Owl155
Part 3Addressing Commons Problems
8The New England Fisheries Crisis183
9Climate Change: The Challenges of Formulating International Environmental Policies209
Part 4Anti-Environmental Backlash Prompts New Approaches
10Backlash: Wise Use, Property Rights, and the Anti-Environmental Movement238
11Market-Based Solutions: Acid Rain and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990264
12Ecosystem-Based Solutions: Restoring the Florida Everglades289
13Local Collaboration and Compromise: Using Habitat Conservation Plans to Save Southern California's Endangered Landscape319
14Conclusions348
Index357

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