Environmental Politics Domestic and Global Dimensions

ISBN-10: 0495007994

ISBN-13: 9780495007999

Edition: 5th 2007

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Considered one of the most balanced and up-to-date books in its field, Environmental Politics captures the major issues and stakeholders in the shaping of environmental policy. The author provides both comprehensive and in-depth coverage in a readable, concise format for readers interested in finding out how environmental problems are identified and how solutions are formulated and implemented. The book addresses the historical roots of environmentalism, milestones in the development of key policies, and current problems and conflicts. It also offers a perspective on international environmental law and issues that require a global response, Each chapter includes a profile of an organization or a leader in the field, along with suggestions for further research.
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List price: $162.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/14/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232

An Environmental Politics Timeline
List of Tables
List of Figures
Preface
About the Author
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Historical Framework for Environmental Protection
Germination of an Idea: From the Colonial Period to 1900
Progressive Reforms and Conservationism: 1900-1945
Recreation and the Age of Ecology: Post-World War II to 1969
Earth Days and Deregulation: 1970-1992
Global Awareness and Gridlock: 1993-2000
Another View, Another Voice: Republicans for Environmental Protection America
Rollback: 2001-
Participants in the Environmental Debate
Another View, Another Voice: Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus
U.S. Environmental Organizations
The Environmental Justice Movement
Radical Environmentalism
Environmental Opposition in the United States
The Role of the Media
Thinking Globally
Green Political Parties
International Governmental Organizations
Transnational Advocacy Networks
The Political Process
Presidential Leadership
Congressional Policy Making
Another View, Another Voice: Senator Harry Reid
The Executive Branch Agencies
Rulemaking
Courts and Environmental Politics
State and Local Policy Making
The Public Lands Debate
The Public Lands
"The Best Idea America Ever Had": The National Parks
Another View, Another Voice: Laurance S. Rockefeller
U.S. Forest Policy
Forests and Fires
Wilderness and Roadless Areas
Grazing Rights
Mining Law and Public Lands
Private Property and Public Lands
Trends in Land Use and Management
Waste and Toxics
The Nature of Waste: Generation and Disposal
The Universe of Wastes
Disposing of the Problem
RCRA and Superfund
Brownfields
Nuclear Waste
Another View, Another Voice: Nils J. Diaz
Cleaning Up Military Waste
Thinking Globally
American Policy Stalled: Too Little, Too Late
The Politics of Energy
The Energy Pie
Another View, Another Voice: Western Governors' Association
The Nuclear Power Debate
Cafe Standards
The History of Policy Paralysis
Thinking Globally
The Politics of Water
Another View, Another Voice: The Kugeria Women's Water Project
Trends in Water Use
Water Resource Management in the United States
Wetlands Protection
Everglades Restoration
The Nature and Causes of Water Pollution
The Politics of Water Quality
Toxic Contamination
Thinking Globally
Air Quality: Pollution and Solutions
The Components of Air Pollution
Air Quality and Health
Public Policy Responses
The Clear Skies Initiative
Another View, Another Voice: Lincoln Chafee
Toxic Air Pollutants
Visibility
Thinking Globally: Transboundary Air Pollution
Endangered Species and Biodiversity
Endangered Species
Protective Legislation
The Making of Wildlife Policy
Another View, Another Voice: Brian Schweitzer
The Role of Organized Interests
International Biodiversity Agreements and Policies
Protecting the World's Forests
The Global Commons
The Atmosphere
Global Climate Change
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
U.S. Oceans Policy
Another View, Another Voice: Women Exploring the Ocean
Global Oceans Policy
UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
Population and Sustainability
The Role of the United States
Sustainable Development
Trends in Population and Projections
Global Population and Sustainability Efforts
Implications for Policy Makers
Another View, Another Voice: Samuel C. Johnson
Emerging Issues in Environmental Policy
Bushmeat
Climate Justice
Environmental Disasters
E-Waste
Outdoor Accessibility
Polluted Beaches
Major U.S. Environmental Legislation, 1947-2005
Major International Environmental Agreements, 1900-2005
Environmental Film Resources, 1995-2005
Index
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