Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy / Edition 2

Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy / Edition 2

by Daniel A. Mazmanian
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262512297

ISBN-13: 9780262512299

Pub. Date: 05/29/2009

Publisher: MIT Press

This analysis of U.S. environmental policy offers a conceptual framework that serves as a valuable roadmap to the array of laws, programs, and approaches developed over the last four decades. Combining case studies and theoretical discussion, the book views environmental policy in the context of three epochs: the rise of command-and-control federal regulation

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This analysis of U.S. environmental policy offers a conceptual framework that serves as a valuable roadmap to the array of laws, programs, and approaches developed over the last four decades. Combining case studies and theoretical discussion, the book views environmental policy in the context of three epochs: the rise of command-and-control federal regulation in the 1970s, the period of efficiency-based reform efforts that followed, and the more recent trend toward sustainable development and integrated approaches at local and regional levels. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the new approaches and places these experiments within the larger framework of an emerging trend toward community sustainability.

Toward Sustainable
Communities
assesses environmental policy successes and failures at the subnational, regional, and state levels and offers eight case studies of policy arenas in which transformations have been occurring -- from air and water pollution control and state and local climate change policy to open space preservation, urban growth, and regional ecosystem management. It discusses the various meanings of sustainability and whether the concept can serve as a foundation for a new era of environmental policy. The second edition has been substantially updated, with five new chapters (including the chapter on climate change) and all other chapters revised and shortened. It is suitable as a primary or secondary text for environmental policy courses and as a resource for scholars and policymakers.

Contributors: Elisa Barbour,
Michele M. Betsill, Daniel J. Fiorino, Marc Gaden, Lamont C. Hempel, Michael E.
Kraft, William D. Leach, Mark Lubell, Daniel A. Mazmanian, Nicole Nakagawa, Kent E.
Portney, Daniel Press, Paul A. Sabatier, Barry G. Rabe, Michael B. Teitz

The MIT Press

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262512299
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
05/29/2009
Series:
American and Comparative Environmental Policy
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
403,165
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 3.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and BoXes
Foreword
Preface
Contributors
I Introduction
1 The Three Epochs of the Environmental Movement
Daniel A. Mazmanian and Michael E. Kraft
2 Conceptual and Analytical Challenges in Building
Sustainable Communities
Lamont C. Hempel
II Transitional Approaches in Conventional MediaBased
Environmental Policies
3 Los Angeles' Transition from CommandandControl to
MarketBased Clean Air Policy Strategies and Implemetation
Daniel A. Mazmanian
4 Clean Water and the Promise of Collaborative Decision
Making: The Case of the FoXWolf Basin in Wisconsin
Michael E. Kraft and Bruce N. Johnson
5 Local OpenSpace Preservation in California
Daniel Press
III Toward Community and Regional Sustainability: Leading
EXamples of the Transformation Process
6 The Challenge of the Environmental City: A Pittsburgh
Case Study
Franklin Tugwell, Andrew S. McElwaine, and Michele Kanche Fetting
7 ISTEA and the New Era in Transporation Policy:
Sustainable Communities from a Federal Initiative
Thomas A. Horan, Hank Dittmar, and Daniel R. Jordan
8 Sustainability in a Regional ConteXt: The Case of the
Great Lakes Basin
Barry G. Rabe
IV Overview and Implications for a Sustainable Future
9 Conclusions: Toward Sustainable Communities
Michael E. Kraft and Daniel A. Mazmanian
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