Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century 8th Edition / Edition 8

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Authoritative and trusted, Environmental Policy once again convenes top scholars to evaluate the impact of past environmental policy while anticipating its future implications, helping students decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape environmental politics.

New to the eighth edition:

A chapter on China, capturing the mixed picture of a nation with severe environmental challenges but also on the leading edge in developing new and greener energy technologies;

A balanced appraisal of the Obama administration's environmental policy;

Coverage of the fiscal constraints that affect environmental policy;

Data and case studies on national energy policy, climate change, exploration for oil and natural gas on public lands, ecosystem management, the role of science in environmental policy, the greening of industry, the use of market incentives, urban sustainability initiatives, the environmental effects of national security decisions, and economic development and the environment.

Scholarship, polling data, court rulings, congressional actions, and agency decisions at the international, national, state, and local levels.

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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: 9781452203300
  • Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/15/2012
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 451
  • Sales rank: 347,824
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxes vii

Preface viii

Contributors xiii

Part I Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition 1

1 Environmental Policy over Four Decades: Achievements and New Directions Michael E. Kraft Norman J. Vig 2

2 Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Government Role in Environmental Protection Barry G. Rabe 30

3 "High Hopes and Bitter Disappointment": Public Discourse and the Limits of the Environmental Movement in Climate Change Politics Deborah Lynn Guber Christopher J. Bosso 54

Part II Federal Institutions and Policy Change 83

4 Presidential Powers and Environmental Policy Norman J. Vig 84

5 Environmental Policy in Congress Michael E. Kraft 109

6 Environmental Policy in the Courts Rosemary O'Leary 135

Part III Public Policy Dilemmas 157

7 Science, Politics, and Policy at the EPA Walter A. Rosenbaum 158

8 Conflict and Cooperation in Natural Resource Management Mark Lubell Brian Segee 185

9 Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy Sheila M. Olmstead 206

10 Toward Sustainable Production: Finding Workable Strategies for Government and Industry Daniel Press Daniel A. Mazmanian 230

11 Sustainable Development and Urban Life in North America Robert C. Paehlke 255

Part IV Global and Domestic Issues and Controversies 277

12 Global Climate Change: Beyond Kyoto Henrik Selin Stacy D. Van Deveer 278

13 Environment, Population, and the Developing World Richard J. Tobin 299

14 China's Quest for a Green Economy Kelly Sims Gallagher Joanna I. Lewis 321

15 Environmental Security Richard A. Matthew 344

Part V Conclusion 369

16 Conclusion: Toward Sustainable Development? Norman J. Vig Michael E. Kraft 370


Appendix 1 Major Federal Laws on the Environment, 1969-2011 395

Appendix 2 Budgets of Selected Environmental and Natural Resource Agencies, 1980-2010 404

Appendix 3 Employees in Selected Federal Agencies and Departments, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 405

Appendix 4 Federal Spending on Natural Resources and the Environment, Selected Fiscal Years, 1980-2010 406

Author Citations Index 407

Subject Index 418

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