Environmental Governance Reconsidered: Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities / Edition 1

Environmental Governance Reconsidered: Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities / Edition 1

by Robert F. Durant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262541742

ISBN-13: 9780262541749

Pub. Date: 07/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

This survey of current issues and controversies in environmental policy and management is unique in its thematic mix, broad coverage of key debates and approaches, and in-depth analysis of concepts treated less thoroughly in other texts. The contributing authors, all distinguished scholars or practitioners, offer a comprehensive examination of key topics in

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This survey of current issues and controversies in environmental policy and management is unique in its thematic mix, broad coverage of key debates and approaches, and in-depth analysis of concepts treated less thoroughly in other texts. The contributing authors, all distinguished scholars or practitioners, offer a comprehensive examination of key topics in environmental governance today,including perspectives from environmental economics, democratic theory, public policy, law, political science, and public administration. Environmental Governance Reconsidered is the first book to integrate these wide-ranging topics and perspectives thematically in one volume.Many are calling for a change in the bureaucratic, adversarial, technology-based regulatory approach that is the basis for much environmental policy — a move from "rule-based" to "results-based" regulation. Each of the thirteen chapters in Environmental Governance Reconsidered critically examines one aspect of this "second generation" of environmental reform,assesses its promise-versus-performance to date, and points out future challenges and opportunities. The first section of the book, "Reconceptualizing Purpose," discusses the concepts of sustainability, global interdependence, the precautionary principle, and common pool resource theory. The second section, "Reconnecting with Stakeholders," examines deliberative democracy, civic environmentalism,environmental justice, property rights and regulatory takings, and environmental conflict resolution. The final section, "Redefining Administrative Rationality," analyzes devolution, regulatory flexibility, pollution prevention, and third-party environmental management systems auditing. This book will benefit students,scholars, managers, natural resource specialists, policymakers, and reformers and is ideal for class adoption.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262541749
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
07/01/2004
Series:
American and Comparative Environmental Policy
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Series foreword
Preface
Introduction1
IReconceptualizing purpose29
1Sustainability35
2Global interdependence69
3The precautionary principle105
4Common-pool resource theory145
IIReconnecting with stakeholders177
5Deliberative democracy183
6Civic environmentalism219
7Environmental justice255
8Property rights and regulatory takings289
9Environmental conflict resolution323
IIIRedefining administrative rationality355
10Devolution361
11Flexibility393
12Pollution prevention427
13Third-party auditing of environmental management systems455
Conclusion483
About the contributors527
Index531

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