Presents alternative and often opposing viewpoints on the major national and international environmental controversies that will be with us well into the twenty-first century.
As a contribution to public policy and to help educate students about natural resource issues, this book identifies the likely “hot spots” of environmental policy and presents alternative and often opposing points of view on the major controversies that are likely to be with us well into the next century. Among the topics covered are comparative risk assessment; market incentives in environmental regulation; environmental justice; public versus private management of public lands; international trade and sustainable development; and the relationship between national security and environmental protection.
|Publisher:||State University of New York Press|
|Series:||SUNY series in International Environmental Policy and Theory Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.16(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.01(d)|
About the Author
Sheldon Kamieniecki is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Southern California. He is the editor of Environmental Politics in the International Arena and coeditor of Controversies in Environmental Policy, both published by SUNY Press.
George A. Gonzalez is a lecturer at San Jose State University. Robert O. Vos is a graduate student in the Department of Political Science at the University of Southern California.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Competing Approaches to Sustainability: Dimensions of Controversy
Robert O. Vos
Section One: Risk Assessment
1. Regulation at Risk: The Controversial Politics and Science of Comparative Risk Assessment
Walter A. Rosenbaum
2. The Social and Political (Re)Construction of Risk
Stephen H. Linder
Section Two: Alternative Regulatory Approaches
3. Market Incentives in Air Pollution Control
4. Employing Strategic Planning in Environmental Regulation
Section Three: Environmental Equity and Environmental Justice
5. Two Faces of Equity in Superfund Implementation
Sheldon Kamieniecki and Janie Steckenrider
6. Environmental (In)Equity: Race, Class, and the Distribution of Environmental Bads
Ann O'M. Bowman
Section Four: Public versus Private Control over Federal Lands
7. Bringing Private Management to the Public Lands: Environmental and Economic Advantages
John A. Baden and Tim O'Brien
8. This Land is "Our" Land: The Case for Federal Retention of Public Lands
Section Five: Trade and Sustainable Development
9. Trade Liberalization and the Natural Environment: Conflict or Opportunity?
10. International Trade and Sustainable Development
David Goodman and Richard B. Howarth
Section Six: Environmental and National Security
11. The Limits of Environmental Security
12. Linking Environment, Culture, and Security
Margaret Scully Granzeier
Conclusion: Obstacles to Achieving Sustainability
George A. Gonzalez