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Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System / Edition 1 available in Paperback
It is well known that American businesses make an effort to influence environmental policy by attempting to set the political agenda and to influence regulations and legislation. This book examines what is not so well known: the extent to which business succeeds in its policy interventions. In Business and Environmental Policy, a team of distinguished scholars systematically analyzes corporate influence at all stages of the policy process, focusing on the factors that determine the success or failure of business lobbying in Congress, state legislatures, local governments, federal and state agencies, and the courts. These experts consider whether business influence is effectively counterbalanced by the efforts of environmental groups, public opinion, and other forces. The book also examines the use of the media to influence public opinionas in the battle over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refugeand corporations' efforts to sway elections by making campaign contributions. Because the book goes well beyond the existing literaturemuch of which is narrow, descriptive, and anecdotalto provide broad-based empirical evidence of corporate influence on environmental policy, it makes an original and important contribution and is appropriate for a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword vii
Analyzing the Role of Business in Environmental Policy Michael E. Kraft Sheldon Kamieniecki 3
Agenda Setting: Public Opinion, the Media, and Elections 33
Framing ANWR: Citizens, Consumers, and the Privileged Position of Business Deborah Lynn Guber Christopher J. Bosso 35
Business, Elections, and the Environment Robert J. Duffy 61
Policy Formulation and Adoption: The U.S. Congress 91
Deep Freeze: How Business Has Shaped the Global Warming Debate in Congress Judith A. Layzer 93
Congress and Clean Air Policy Gary C. Bryner 127
Policy Implementation in Administrative Agencies 153
Businesses and the Environment: Influencing Agency Policymaking Scott R. Furlong 155
Business Interests and Information in Environmental Rulemaking Cary Coglianese 185
Policy Intervention through the Courts 211
Business and Environmental Policy in the Federal Courts Paul S. Weiland 213
Industry's Use of the Courts Lettie McSpadden 233
Policymaking at the State and Local Level 263
Business Influence in State-Level Environmental Policy Barry G. Rabe Philip A. Mundo 265
Local Business and Environmental Policies in Cities Kent E. Portney 299
Overview and Implications for the Future 327
Conclusions: The Influence of Business on Environmental Politics and Policy Sheldon Kamieniecki Michael E. Kraft 329
What People are Saying About This
Business and Environmental Policy offers a lucid, timely, and insightful analysis of the complex and varied roles that business can play in environmental policy making. These essays provide a refreshing look at a subject to which conventional wisdom does not always apply. It is an outstanding contribution to the literature on environmental politics, as well as that on business and government more generally.
There is relatively little scholarship on the roles that business and industry play in shaping environmental and resource policy. The editors and authors of this volume have put together a remarkably good contribution to this field. This is an excellent textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in environemental policy and in business schools. It is pitched at the right level, the writing is very engaging, it's well-organized, and the length is just fine. As an instructor, I can't wait to use it.
"A sophisticated, comprehensive, and informative analysis of the role of business in shaping American environmental policy. This collection of essays makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the complex political, legal, and institutional dynamics that underlie the making and implementation of environmental regulation, as well as the political role and influence of business in American politics." David Vogel, Haas School of Business and Department of Political Science,University of California, Berkeley
A sophisticated, comprehensive, and informative analysis of the role of business in shaping American environmental policy. This collection of essays makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the complex political, legal, and institutional dynamics that underlie the making and implementation of environmental regulation, as well as the political role and influence of business in American politics.