Environmental Politics and Policy, 9th Edition

Environmental Politics and Policy, 9th Edition

by Walter A Rosenbaum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1452239967

ISBN-13: 9781452239965

Pub. Date: 06/12/2013

Publisher: Congressional Quarterly, Inc.

Environmental Policy and Politics, Ninth Edition by Walter A. Rosenbaum provides definitive coverage of environmental politics and policy, lively case material, and a balanced assessment of current environmental issues. The first half of the book sets needed context and describes the policy process, while the second half covers specific environmental issues such as

Overview

Environmental Policy and Politics, Ninth Edition by Walter A. Rosenbaum provides definitive coverage of environmental politics and policy, lively case material, and a balanced assessment of current environmental issues. The first half of the book sets needed context and describes the policy process, while the second half covers specific environmental issues such as air and water; toxic and hazardous substances; energy (both fossil fuel and nuclear); public lands; and a global policymaking chapter focused on climate change and transboundary politics. Covering major environmental policy initiatives and controversies during President Obama's first term and capturing the sudden and radical changes occurring in the American energy economy with fracking and the natural gas boom, this ninth edition offers needed currency and relevancy for any environmental politics course.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452239965
Publisher:
Congressional Quarterly, Inc.
Publication date:
06/12/2013
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
150,138
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Figures, Tables, Boxes, and Maps ix

Preface xi

About the Author xv

1 After Earth Day 1

"Frack, Baby, Frack" 2

The Environmental Legacy 7

The Evolution of American Environmentalism 9

Ongoing Challenges: Present and Future 16

Plan for the Book 26

Conclusion 28

Suggested Readings 29

Notes 29

2 Making Policy: The Process 33

The White House and the Greenhouse 33

The Policy Cycle 38

Constitutional Constraints 41

Incrementalism 43

Interest Group Politics 44

Environmentalism and Its Critics 58

The Public and Environmentalism 62

The Special Place of Science in Policy Making 70

Conclusion 74

Suggested Readings 74

Notes 75

3 Making Policy: Institutions and Politics 81

The Presidency 84

Congress: Too Much Check, Too Little Balance 90

The Bureaucracy: Power through Implementation 97

The Courts: The Role of Appraisal 112

The Political Environment of Environmental Policy Making 116

Conclusion 123

Suggested Readings 124

Notes 124

4 Common Policy Challenges: Risk Assessment and Environmental Justice 129

A Toxic Nightmare from Toyland? 130

Risk Assessment and the Limits of Science 134

What Risks Are Acceptable? 141

Risk Assessment Reconsidered: The Precautionary Principle 144

Risk and Discrimination: The Problem of Environmental Justice 147

Conclusion 156

Suggested Readings 158

Notes 159

5 More Choice: The Battle over Regulatory Economics 165

The Benefit-Cost Debate 167

Regulation Strategies: Command and Control versus the Marketplace 182

Conclusion 192

Suggested Readings 193

Notes 193

6 Command and Control in Action: Air and Water Pollution Regulation 197

The Political Anatomy of Command-and-Control Regulation 198

Regulating Air Quality 203

Regulating Water Quality 219

Conclusion 237

Suggested Readings 237

Notes 238

7 A Regulatory Thicket: Toxic and Hazardous Substances 241

An Ambiguous Inheritance 244

Federal Law: Regulation from the Cradle to the Grave? 252

Conclusion 270

Suggested Readings 272

Notes 272

8 Energy: America's Energy Politics in Transformation 277

The Foundation: A Fossil Fuel Nation 278

Natural Gas and the Gas "Boom" 283

Coal: The Promise and Perils of Abundance 287

Fossil Fuel Alternatives: Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy 294

Conclusion 310

Suggested Readings 311

Notes 311

9 635 Million Acres of Politics: The Battle for Public Lands 317

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Public Land Politics at a Boil 319

A History of Contested Access 322

The Public Domain 322

Conflicts over Multiple Use 327

The Pluralistic Politics of the Public Lands 331

The Fate of the Forests 347

How Much Wilderness Is Enough? 355

Conclusion 357

Suggested Readings 358

Notes 358

10 Climate Change, Domestic Politics, and the Challenge of Global Policy Making 361

The Contested Science of Atmospheric Warming 363

The Domestic Setting of Climate Change Politics 370

Transboundary Environmental Politics 377

Conclusion 391

Suggested Readings 392

Notes 392

List of Abbreviations 395

Index 399

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