The Politics of Air Pollution: Urban Growth, Ecological Modernization, and Symbolic Inclusion

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Argues that clean air policy is driven by locally oriented economic elites.
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Overview

Argues that clean air policy is driven by locally oriented economic elites.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791463369
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Series: SUNY Series in Global Environmental Policy
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Meet the Author

George A. Gonzalez is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami. He is the coeditor (with Sheldon Kamieniecki and Robert O. Vos) of Flashpoints in Environmental Policymaking: Controversies in Achieving Sustainability, also published by SUNY Press, and the author of Corporate Power and the Environment: The Political Economy of U.S. Environmental Policy.

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Table of Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1. Local Growth Coalitions, Environmental Groups, and Air Pollution

2. Political Economy and the Policymaking Process

3. The Politics of Air Pollution During the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries: The Failure of Technology

4. Real Estate and the Rise of the Automobile

5. The Establishment of Automobile Emission Standards

6. Democratic Ethics, Environmental Groups, and Symbolic Inclusion

Conclusion: Political Power and Global Warming

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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