Managing Environmental Policy: A Casebook

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Melbourne, FL, U.S.A. 2004 Hard Cover 1st Edition New in Glossy Cover jacket NEW BOOK; Twenty realistic cases on important and controversial environmental issues have been ... divided into five major areas of environmental studies: air quality, water pollution, natural resources conservation, solid and hazardous waste, and urban environmental problems. All the contributors have taught environmental courses and drew upon their considerable classroom experience and expertise in the field in producing cases that promote critical thinking; are student friendly; approximate reality by creating a host of overlapping problems with no single or clear-cut solution; are written in a highly readable lively style, and are designed to promote classroom discussion on and interst in environmentnal issues. Read more Show Less

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Watson (political science, Florida Atlantic University) presents 20 realistic cases on important and controversial issues in air quality, water pollution, natural resource conservation, solid and hazardous waste, and urban environmental problems. Written in a readable, lively style, cases are designed to promote critical thinking and classroom discussion, and reflect the reality of overlapping problems with no single solution. The book also provides a case analysis framework to use in addressing the problems, as well as role-playing exercises. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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  • ISBN-13: 9781575242330
  • Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 180

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Using Cases and Role-Playing 1
Introduction 7
Managing Natural Resources
Overview 23
Case 1. Save the Florida Keys 27
Case 2. Salmon and People: Can They Be Neighbors? 33
Case 3. Wolf Politics and Management in Alaska 38
Case 4. Work with What You've Got: Urban Wildlife Corridors 45
Managing Water Resources
Overview 53
Case 5. A Shallow Lake and Deep Conflicts 57
Case 6. A River Runs Around It: Rivers and Flood Control 62
Case 7. The Clean Water Act: A Farmer's Lawsuit Challenges Government Authority 67
Case 8. Making Waves and Keeping Global Fisheries Afloat 72
Managing Air Quality
Overview 81
Case 9. Where Do I Go? The Frustration of Interjurisdictional Air Quality Regulation 85
Case 10. When Pollution Markets Fail 91
Case 11. Power to the City 98
Case 12. A Breath of Fresh Air: Clean Air Regulations and Incentives 102
Managing The Urban Environment
Overview 109
Case 13. Save Our Greenbelts 113
Case 14. Backyard Choices: Balancing Growth and Quality of Life Issues 118
Case 15. The Politics of Urban Brownfield Redevelopment 125
Case 16. Free Market Economics or Environmental Racism? 130
Managing Wastes
Overview 139
Case 17. Knee-Deep in Solid Waste: The Politics of Hog Farming 141
Case 18. Dumping in Dunbar 147
Case 19. The Landfill Is in Someone's Backyard 152
Case 20. Glue Doesn't Always Bind: The Politics of Superfund in a Small Town 157
Notes 163
About the Contributors 167
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