Environmental Policy New Directions for the Twenty-First Century

ISBN-10: 087289973X
ISBN-13: 9780872899735
Edition: 7th 2009 (Revised)
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List price: $59.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 7/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Authoritative and classic, the seventh edition of Environmental Policy once again brings together top scholars to evaluate the impact of past environmental policy while anticipating its future implications, helping students decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape environmental politics. This new edition represents the most extensive revision to date: five new chapters include coverage of national security and the environment, China¿s environmental problems, domestic and international actions on climate change, conflicts over U.S. natural resource policies and collaborative ecosystem management, and the role of economics and market incentives in environmental policy. Incorporating analysis of the eight years under George W. Bush and a look ahead to the Barack Obama administration, all chapters include new scholarship, case studies, poll data, court rulings, congressional actions, agency decisions, and other events at the international, national, state, and local levels. With its clear, engaging writing, this tried and true reader makes great environmental research and scholarship accessible to an undergraduate audience. Environmental Policy includes new coverage of: * national energy policy * climate change * implementation of the Endangered Species Act * exploration for oil and natural gas on public lands * ecosystem management * the role of science in environmental policy * court decisions that challenge administrative rulemaking * the greening of industry * urban sustainability initiatives * the environmental effects of national security decisions * economic development and the environment

Michael E. Kraft is professor emeritus of political science and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is the author of, among other works, Environmental Policy and Politics, 6th ed. (2015) and coauthor of Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (2011), with Mark Stephan and Troy D. Abel. In addition, he is the coeditor of Environmental Policy: New Directions in the 21st Century, 9th ed. (2016), with Norman J. Vig; Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy, 2nd ed. (2009), with Daniel A. Mazmanian; and Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System (2007) and The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy (2013), with Sheldon Kamieniecki. He has long taught courses in environmental policy and politics, American government, Congress, and public policy analysis.nbsp;

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Preface
Contributors
Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition
Environmental Policy over Four Decades: Achievements and New Directions
Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Governmental Role in Environmental Protection
Past the Tipping Point? Public Discourse and the Role of the Environmental Movement in a Post-Bush Era
Federal Institutions and Policy Change
Presidential Powers and Environmental Policy
Environmental Policy in Congress
Environmental Policy in the Courts
Public Policy Dilemmas
Science, Politics, and Policy at the EPA
Conflict and Cooperation in Natural Resource Management
Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy
Toward Sustainable Production: Finding Workable Strategies for Government and Industry
Sustainable Development and Urban Life in North America
Global and Domestic Issues and Controversies
Global Climate Change: Kyoto and Beyond
Environment, Population, and the Developing World
China: The Great Leap Backward?
Environmental Security
Conclusion
Conclusion: Toward Sustainable Development?
Major Federal Laws on the Environment, 1969-2008
Budgets of Selected Environmental and Natural Resource Agencies, 1980-2008
Employees in Selected Federal Agencies and Departments, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2008
Federal Spending on Natural Resources and the Environments, Selected Fiscal Years, 1980-2008
Author Citations Index
Subject Index

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