Managing for the Environment: Understanding the Legal, Organizational, and Policy Challenges / Edition 1

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Overview

Named Best Book in Public and Nonprofit Management, 1999-2000
Academy of Management

Named Best Book in Environmental Management, 1999
American Society for Public Administration

Leaking landfills, oil contamination, illegal waste disposal, and pervasive air pollution . . . Today's managers and policy makers face a multitude of environmental challenges, choices, and opportunities. Some work in the public or private sectors. Some are regulators or regulated. Whether they are environmental specialists or not, managers must understand scientifically complex environmental mandates and shifting ambiguities in order to address them proactively. They must not only cultivate organizational awareness of environmental values, but also remain committed to engaging in these values.

The authors of Managing for the Environment draw from their extensive managing, consulting, and research experiences to give managers, elected officials, students, and concerned citizens the tools they need to address environmental issues effectively.

Authoritative, insightful, and the first of its kind to take a strategic management view, this book:
* Describes current issues and trends in environmental affairs, including sustainable development, risk-based priority setting, managing for results, market incentives, and environmental justice
* Explains what readers should know about environmental laws and their implementation
* Shows how managers can incorporate environmental management concepts into their organizations' thinking by linking strategies, structures, and informational systems
* Offers strategies for overcoming the political, economic, and organizational obstacles to doing so
* Provides methods for understanding, defining, and communicating environmental risks and responses to employees, the media, and communities
* Presents constructive conflict resolution strategies for handling difficult environmental disputes

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is for everyone faced with an environmental challenge—public officials, not-for-profit organizations, and businesses—all will benefit greatly from the insights and advice of the authors." (William D. Ruckelshaus, former administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and chairman, Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc.)

"This book breaks new ground and is at the cutting edge of research on environmental management. Students of policy and management will find the book easy to read and useful in their courses and their work." (Sheldon Kamieniecki, professor and chair, Department of Political Science, University of Southern California)

"At last! A book that provides a comprehensive, accessible explanation of environmental law for public and private managers who must grapple with the law's enormous complexities. It should be required reading." (Richard J. Lazarus, professor, Georgetown University Law Center)

"The presentation of the basics of environmental science coupled with a discussion of the challenges that regulators see in their day-to-day activity make this textbook a real learning experience for students as they prepare themselves for the job market." (Michael O'Connor, former commissioner, Indiana Department of Environmental Management)

Edward P. Weber
O'Leary et al. have produced one of those 'must-have-it-on-my-shelf' books...[Managing for the Environment]creates a single comprehensive and readily understandable source of environmental management information for managers who are not specialists in the field, and [provides] environmental management specialists with a reasonably coherent, integrated, and multidisciplinary set of environmental principles, practices, and priorities. It offers a breadth and depth rarely found in a single volume [and] fills a serious void in the environmental management literature. It should become a mainstay in upper-division and graduate-level courses in environmental/natural resources policy and administration in short order. In fact, the value of this book is such that it should become required reading for more general, core management courses in both Masters of Public Administration and Masters in Business Administration programs.
Natural Resources & Environmental Administration
Booknews
Gives managers, elected officials, students, and concerned citizens tools they need to address environmental issues effectively. Describes current issues in environmental affairs, explains essentials of environmental laws and their implementation, and shows how managers can incorporate environmental management concepts into their organizations. Provides methods for defining and communicating environmental risks to employees and communities, and presents conflict resolution strategies for handling disputes. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787910044
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/11/1998
  • Series: Business and Management Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

ROSEMARY O'LEARY is a noted consultant and professor of public administration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. ROBERT F. DURANT is professor of public administration and public policy in the Department of Political Science and the George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. DANIEL J. FIORINO has written extensively on various environmental issues and strategies. He has over twenty years of experience in national environmental policy making. PAUL S. WEILAND, who is a J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School, has a Ph.D. in public policy from Indiana University.

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Table of Contents

UNDERSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES.

Environmental Management: Policy Issues, Trends, and Trade-Offs.

What Every Manager Should Know About Environmental Law.

Seven Legal Trends That Every Manager Should Know.

WORKING WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO PRODUCE ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES.

Designing Total Quality Environmental Management.

Working with the Media.

Working with Communities.

Communicating Risk.

Resolving Environmental Disputes.

DELIVERING ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS.

Building Strategic Environmental Information Systems.

Managing Scientific and Technical Personnel.

Managing Contracts and Grants.

Adapting to Environmental Challenges: A Policymaker's Tool Kit.

LESSONS.

Principles, Practices, and Priorities for a New Century.

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