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Environmental Politics: Domestic & Global Dimensions takes the reader on a journey through the history, organizations, interests, and processes that shape U.S. and international environmental policy. The second edition has been restructured to allow for a more manageable framework, and revised to provide coverage of new initiatives, mainstream and alternative viewpoints, and more on the environmental policymaking model.
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Editorial Reviews

To put environmental politics in context, it is important to understand how the recognition of environmental problems, and the attempts to devise solutions for these problems, make up the policy process. The authors use the policy process as a framework for reviewing the broad spectrum of environmental problems facing political leaders today. They discuss both the development of US policy and the globalization of environmental politics, particularly as manifested in international agreements and in the activities of the United Nations Environment Program. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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"A good introduction to political theory surrounding environmental policy development and an exceptional, very comprehensive historical review of the field of environmental policy. Few, if any, texts can match the breadth of the review topically and across both the domestic and global policy realms." — Len Broberg, Professor Environmental Studies Program, University of Montana

"Vaughn has produced a fascinating and insightful reader that has emerged as one of the leading undergraduate texts on environmental politics for years to come. Given that it is now in its sixth edition speaks volumes. It cleverly bridges the abstract with the concrete and the local with global. I highly recommend it." — Kristian P. Alexander, University of Utah

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495007999
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/14/2006
  • Edition description: 5TH
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Vaughn is Professor of Political Science at Northern Arizona University, where she specializes in public policy. Professor Vaughn holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, where she also attended the Graduate School of Public Policy. Previously, she taught at the University of Redlands and at Southern Oregon University. Professor Vaughn has a broad spectrum of nonacademic experience in both the public and private sectors. Her environmental background stems from her work with the South Coast Air Quality Management District in Southern California and with Southern California Edison, where she served as a policy analyst. Professor Vaughn's previously published books include THE POWER OF PLAY, GREEN BACKLASH: THE HISTORY AND POLICY OF ENVIRONMENTAL OPPOSITION IN THE UNITED STATE, DISABLED RIGHTS: AMERICAN DISABILITY POLICY AND THE FIGHT FOR EQUALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK, GEORGE W. BUSH'S HEALTHY FORESTS: REFRAMING THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATE (coauthored with Hanna Cortner), MANAGERIAL DISCRETION IN GOVERNMENT DECISION-MAKING (co-authored with Eric Otenyo), and WASTED MANAGEMENT: A REFERENCE HANDBOOK.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
About the Author
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 A Historical Framework for Environmental Protection 11
Another View, Another Voice 30
Ch. 2 Participants in the Environmental Debate 37
Another View, Another Voice 50
Ch. 3 The Political Process 67
Another View, Another Voice 86
Ch. 4 Public and Private Lands 105
Another View, Another Voice 116
Ch. 5 Waste Management and the Global Toxics Legacy 139
Another View, Another Voice 157
Ch. 6 The Politics of Energy 169
Another View, Another Voice 176
Ch. 7 Managing Water Resources 195
Another View, Another Voice 206
Ch. 8 Air Quality: Pollution and Solutions 225
Another View, Another Voice 236
Ch. 9 Biodiversity 255
Another View, Another Voice 267
Ch. 10 The Global Commons 283
Another View, Another Voice 286
Ch. 11 The Human Explosion: Managing Population Growth 309
Another View, Another Voice 321
Ch. 12 Emerging Issues in Environmental Policy 331
App. A Major U.S. Environmental Legislation, 1947-2002 343
App. B Major International Environmental Agreements, 1900-2002 347
App. C Environmental Film Resources 349
Index 353
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