Government and Environmental Politics: Essays on Historical Developments since World War II

Government and Environmental Politics: Essays on Historical Developments since World War II

by Michael James Lacey
     
 

Government and Environmental Politics details the emergence of the new social values that gave rise to the environmental movement and examines the federal government's response to the changing ideas and needs of the American people. Chapters describe such topics as postwar environmental politics, the environmental lobbies, development of the publicly owned national…  See more details below

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Government and Environmental Politics details the emergence of the new social values that gave rise to the environmental movement and examines the federal government's response to the changing ideas and needs of the American people. Chapters describe such topics as postwar environmental politics, the environmental lobbies, development of the publicly owned national park and recreation system, federal protection of endangered species, official promotion of nuclear energy, and regulation of toxic substances. The contributors are Malcolm Forbes Baldwin, Thomas R. Dunlap, Frank Gregg, Samuel P. Hays, Michael J. Lacey, Robert Cameron Mitchell, Joseph L. Sax, Christopher Schroeder, and Michael Smith.

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Details the emergence of the new social values that gave rise to the environmental movement and examines the federal government's response to the changing ideas and needs of the American people. Comparing today's political scene with the governmental legacy of the Progressive Era and the New Deal, the authors explore the roots of the current situation, describe its distinctive features, and speculate on likely future developments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780943875163
Publisher:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publication date:
06/01/1990
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press Ser.
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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