Environmental Policy New Directions for the 21st Century

ISBN-10: 145220330X
ISBN-13: 9781452203300
Edition: 8th 2013 (Revised)
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List price: $42.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 5/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Available this summer in its Eighth Edition, Rosenbaum’s classic, comprehensive text once more provides definitive coverage of environmental politics and policy, lively case material, and a balanced assessment of current environmental issues. Notable revisions include: • A completely revamped energy chapter covering conventional energy policy as well as a comparative examination of alternatives to current energy production. • Expanded discussion of current U.S. climate change policy with attention to the role of the states, the impact of global environmental politics, and emerging technologies on policy alternatives. • Analysis of the Obama administration’s energy agenda and its profound differences from Bush administration policies and the practical difficulties of creating an effective political coalition in support of the new policy agenda. • Greater emphasis on executive-congressional relations in the policy-making cycle. • Examination of changes in the environmental movement, with particular attention to newly emerging cleavages over energy and climate issues. • A thorough updating of all policy chapters, including an examination of such topics as mountain top removal, the emergence of Bisphenol A as an endocrine disruptor issue, and the new NIMBYism. New and revised tables, figures, and other data illustrate key environmental information while a new, detailed timeline frames the initial chapter’s historical narrative of evolving environmental policy.

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;

Tables, Figures, and Boxes
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 Government Role in Environmental Protection
"High Hopes and Bitter Disappointment": Public Discourse and the Limits of the Environmental Movement in Climate Change Politics
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: Beyond Kyoto
Environment, Population, and the Developing World
China's Quest for a Green Economy
Environmental Security
Conclusion
Conclusion: Toward Sustainable Development?
Appendixes
Major Federal Laws on the Environment, 1969-2011
Budgets of Selected Environmental and Natural Resource Agencies, 1980-2010
Employees in Selected Federal Agencies and Departments, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010
Federal Spending on Natural Resources and the Environment, Selected Fiscal Years, 1980-2010
Author Citations Index
Subject Index

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