Government and Environmental Politics: Essays on Historical Developments since World War Two

Government and Environmental Politics: Essays on Historical Developments since World War Two

by Michael J. Lacey (Editor), Lacey

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Overview

Government and Environmental Politics details the emergence of the new social values that gave rise to the environmental movement and examines the federal government's response to the changing ideas and needs of the American people. Chapters describe such topics as postwar environmental politics, the environmental lobbies, development of the publicly owned national park and recreation system, federal protection of endangered species, official promotion of nuclear energy, and regulation of toxic substances. The contributors are Malcolm Forbes Baldwin, Thomas R. Dunlap, Frank Gregg, Samuel P. Hays, Michael J. Lacey, Robert Cameron Mitchell, Joseph L. Sax, Christopher Schroeder, and Michael Smith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780943875156
Publisher: Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publication date: 02/01/1993
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
The Environmental Revolution and the Growth of the State: Overview and Introduction1
1Three Decades of Environmental Politics: The Historical Context19
2From Conservation to Environmental Movement: The Development of the Modern Environmental Lobbies81
3Parks, Wilderness, and Recreation115
4Public Land Policy: Controversial Beginnings for the Third Century141
5The Federal Government's Role in the Management of Private Rural Land183
6The Federal Government, Wildlife, and Endangered Species209
7Advertising the Atom233
8The Evolution of Federal Regulation of Toxic Substances263
About the Authors315
Index317

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Walter A. Rosenbaum

Comparing today's political scene with the governmental legacy of the Progressive era and the New Deal, the authors explore the social values and political trends that gave rise to the environmental movement. Chapters describe such topics as postwar environmental politics, the environmental lobbies, development of the publicly owned national park and recreation system, Federal protection of endangered species, official promotion of nuclear energy, and regulation of toxic substances. I have not seen another book that attempts to focus on so many different aspects of environmental policy in this very contemporary historical period... An original, interpretive perspective.

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