Environmental Policy: New Directions, 7th Edition / Edition 7

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Scholars of environmental policy, policy in general, and political science examine some of the most important developments in environmental policy and politics since the 1960s and central issues of today. They focus on the underlying trends, institutional strengths and shortcomings, and policy dilemmas that all policy actors face in trying to resolve environmental controversies. The sixth edition incorporates new developments in George W. Bush's second administration and the recent congressional agenda. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Describing and analyzing environmental policy in the United States on the global, national, and local levels, this book focus on underlying trends, institutional shortcomings, and policy dilemmas that impinge on environmental controversies. Seventeen chapters are presented by Vig (political science, Carleton College) and Kraft (political science, U. of Wisconsin at Green Bay). The role of public opinion and environmental activists in promoting change is analyzed and the impact of state and community environmental policy on the federal level is discussed. The four federal institutions and their role in policy setting or blocking are examined. Broad economic, scientific, moral, and business dilemmas are explored and, finally, specific issues and controversies are considered. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Contains 17 contributions, written by American professors of political science, economics, law, environmental studies, and other fields, organized into five sections: environmental policy and changing US environmental politics; the role of federal institutions in environmental policymaking; dilemmas in environmental policy formulation and implementation; global and domestic issues and controversies; and a conclusion, defining an agenda of major environmental issues and new policymaking approaches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872899735
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 451
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

I Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition
1 Environmental Policy from the 1970s to 2000: An Overview 1
2 Power to the States: The Promise and Pitfalls of Decentralization 32
3 Environmental Groups and the New Political Landscape 55
4 Environmental Values and Public Policy 77
II Federal Institutions and Policy Change
5 Presidential Leadership and the Environment: From Reagan to Clinton 98
6 Environmental Policy in Congress: From Consensus to Gridlock 121
7 Environmental Policy in the Courts 145
8 Escaping the "Battered Agency Syndrome": EPA's Gamble with Regulatory Reinvention 165
III Public Policy Dilemmas
9 Economics, Incentives, and Environmental Regulation 190
10 Risk-Based Decisionmaking 210
11 Environmental Justice: Normative Concerns and Empirical Evidence 232
12 Understanding the Transition to a Sustainable Economy 257
IV Global and Domestic Issues and Controversies
13 Climate Policy on the Installment Plan 281
14 Natural Resource Policies in the Twenty-First Century 303
15 Environment, Population, and the Developing World 326
16 International Trade and Environmental Regulation 350
V Conclusion
17 Toward Sustainable Development 370
Appendixes 389
Index 399
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