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Overview

"Environmental Policy explains how the social sciences relate to environmental policy making, and how they can be used to achieve policies for a sustainable future. It deals with environmental policy making at institutional, national and international levels, and emphasises the solutions, as well as the problems." Environmental Policy is an accessible text with a multi-disciplinary perspective. Detailed case studies, drawn from a range of international examples, are used throughout to illustrate issues such as global warming, international trade, tourism and the human rights of indigenous peoples. It is well illustrated and includes chapter summaries and further reading.

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"This book (1st ed., 2004), part of the Routledge Introductions to Environment series, reflects the more matter-of-fact and cooperative ways that the EU deals with environmental issues....This well-written book will therefore be valuable to American universities as an introductory resource that can be used alongside American works to provide a more balanced treatment of the subject."—F. T. Manheim, George Mason University, Highly recommended title, CHOICE
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Meet the Author

Jane Roberts is an Associate Member of the Development Policy and Practice Group at the Open University. She is an environmental policy analyst with strong interests in education for sustainable development. Her PhD studied the role of environmental interest groups in UK electricity privatisation. Jane was awarded a Teaching Fellowship by the University of Gloucestershire in 2005 and in 2009 achieved Associate Fellowship of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA). She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Table of Contents

1. So, What's the Problem? 2. The Roots of Environmental Problems 3. Sustainable Development and the Goals of Environmental Policy 4. Science and Technology: Policies and Paradoxes 5. Corporate Environmental Policy Making 6. Environmental Policy Making in Government 7. International Environmental Policy Making 8. Environmental Economics 9. Conclusion: Making Policy for the Planet

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