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Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century

Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century

by Norman J. J. Vig (Editor), Michael E. (Ed.) Kraft, Michael E. Kraft (Editor)

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Contains 17 contributions, written by American professors of political science, economics, law, environmental studies, and other fields, organized into five sections: environmental policy and changing US environmental politics; the role of federal institutions in environmental policymaking; dilemmas in environmental policy formulation and implementation; global and domestic issues and controversies; and a conclusion, defining an agenda of major environmental issues and new policymaking approaches. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Describing and analyzing environmental policy in the United States on the global, national, and local levels, this book focus on underlying trends, institutional shortcomings, and policy dilemmas that impinge on environmental controversies. Seventeen chapters are presented by Vig (political science, Carleton College) and Kraft (political science, U. of Wisconsin at Green Bay). The role of public opinion and environmental activists in promoting change is analyzed and the impact of state and community environmental policy on the federal level is discussed. The four federal institutions and their role in policy setting or blocking are examined. Broad economic, scientific, moral, and business dilemmas are explored and, finally, specific issues and controversies are considered. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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