ISBN-10:
0262018276
ISBN-13:
9780262018272
Pub. Date:
11/02/2012
Publisher:
MIT Press
Open for Business: Conservatives' Opposition to Environmental Regulation

Open for Business: Conservatives' Opposition to Environmental Regulation

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ISBN-13: 9780262018272
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 11/02/2012
Series: American and Comparative Environmental Policy
Pages: 520
Sales rank: 1,225,224
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Judith A. Layzer is Professor of Environmental Policy in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT. She is the author of Natural Experiments: Ecosystem-Based Management and the Environment (MIT Press) and The Environmental Case: Translating Values into Policy.


Michael E. Kraft is Professor of Political Science and Public Affairs Emeritus and Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Environmental Studies Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.


Sheldon Kamieniecki is Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author or editor of many other books.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword: Conservative Ideas and Their Consequences vii

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xvii

1 Introduction 1

2 Discerning the Impact of Conservative Ideas 11

3 The Environmental Decade and the Conservative Backlash, 1970-1980 31

4 Ronald Reagan Brings Conservatism to the White House 83

5 Conservative Ideas Gain Ground Under George H. W. Bush 135

6 Bill Clinton Confronts a Conservative Congress 187

7 George W. Bush Advances Conservatives' Antiregulatory Agenda 257

8 The Consequences of a Conservative Era 333

Notes 371

Selected References 471

Index 489

Series List 501

What People are Saying About This

Theda Skocpol

For several decades, U.S. environmental issues have primarily been fought out in administrative agencies, courts of law, and state legislatures. Each decision seems small and not very dramatic, but they add up. Judith Layzer's brilliant book tells us how they add up. It brings the long-term big picture into sharp view, showing how conservative and business interests have not only blocked major new legislative breakthroughs to address climate change, but have also chipped away at existing regulations and enforcement.

Richard N. L. Andrews

Judith Layzer's study of the conservative opposition to modern environmental policy is thoroughly researched, well written and well documented, and helps to begin to fill a particularly important gap in the history of modern environmental policy. It is a highly valuable contribution to the environmental policy literature, and I look forward to using it in my own teaching and research as well as recommending it to others.

From the Publisher

A fascinating look at how conservatives and conservation came to be at odds. Given the mounting toll from global warming, and Washington's inaction, it couldn't be more timely.

Bill McKibben, author Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet

For several decades, U.S. environmental issues have primarily been fought out in administrative agencies, courts of law, and state legislatures. Each decision seems small and not very dramatic, but they add up. Judith Layzer's brilliant book tells us how they add up. It brings the long-term big picture into sharp view, showing how conservative and business interests have not only blocked major new legislative breakthroughs to address climate change, but have also chipped away at existing regulations and enforcement.

Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, Harvard University

Judith Layzer's study of the conservative opposition to modern environmental policy is thoroughly researched, well written and well documented, and helps to begin to fill a particularly important gap in the history of modern environmental policy. It is a highly valuable contribution to the environmental policy literature, and I look forward to using it in my own teaching and research as well as recommending it to others.

Richard N. L. Andrews, Professor of Environmental Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Open for Business is a clear-headed and carefully researched book explaining the successes of and limits on the conservative campaign to reframe U.S. environmental policy. Judith Layzer gives us a compelling and theoretically rich insight into the parry and thrust of contemporary politics and policymaking. Open for Business is destined to be a worthy addition to the core literature on political power, and should be read by students of democratic theory and public policy formation as well as anyone interested in environmental politics.

Christopher Bosso, Professor, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

Endorsement

Open for Business is a clear-headed and carefully researched book explaining the successes of and limits on the conservative campaign to reframe U.S. environmental policy. Judith Layzer gives us a compelling and theoretically rich insight into the parry and thrust of contemporary politics and policymaking. Open for Business is destined to be a worthy addition to the core literature on political power, and should be read by students of democratic theory and public policy formation as well as anyone interested in environmental politics.

Christopher Bosso, Professor, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University

Christopher Bosso

Open for Business is a clear-headed and carefully researched book explaining the successes of and limits on the conservative campaign to reframe U.S. environmental policy. Judith Layzer gives us a compelling and theoretically rich insight into the parry and thrust of contemporary politics and policymaking. Open for Business is destined to be a worthy addition to the core literature on political power, and should be read by students of democratic theory and public policy formation as well as anyone interested in environmental politics.

Bill McKibben

A fascinating look at how conservatives and conservation came to be at odds. Given the mounting toll from global warming, and Washington's inaction, it couldn't be more timely.

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