The Politics of Air Pollution: Urban Growth, Ecological Modernization, and Symbolic Inclusion / Edition 1

The Politics of Air Pollution: Urban Growth, Ecological Modernization, and Symbolic Inclusion / Edition 1

by George A. Gonzalez
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791463354

ISBN-13: 9780791463352

Pub. Date: 01/06/2005

Publisher: State University of New York Press

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

Who has been at the political forefront of clean air policy development in the United States? In The Politics of Air Pollution, George A. Gonzalez argues that the answer is neither the federal government, nor environmental groups, but rather locally oriented economic elites in

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

Who has been at the political forefront of clean air policy development in the United States? In The Politics of Air Pollution, George A. Gonzalez argues that the answer is neither the federal government, nor environmental groups, but rather locally oriented economic elites in conjunction with state and local governments. These local growth coalitions, composed of mostly large landholders, land developers, and the owners of regional media and utility firms, support clean air policies insofar as they contribute to the creation of a positive investment climate and, in turn, bring about greater profits through increased land values and an expanded local consumer base.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791463352
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/06/2005
Series:
SUNY series in Global Environmental Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
152
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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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