Environmental Politics and Policy

ISBN-10: 1452239967

ISBN-13: 9781452239965

Edition: 9th 2014 (Revised)

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Description: Comprehensive text for the environmental politics and policy course that offers balanced assessment of current environmental issues. The first half of the book sets needed context and describes the policy process while the second half covers specific environmental issues such as air and water; toxic and hazardous substances; energy--both fossil fuel and nuclear' public lands; and a global policymaking chapter focused on climate change and transboundary politics.

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Book details

List price: $78.00
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 6/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.452

Figures, Tables, Boxes, and Maps
Preface
About the Author
After Earth Day
"Frack, Baby, Frack"
The Environmental Legacy
The Evolution of American Environmentalism
Ongoing Challenges: Present and Future
Plan for the Book
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
Making Policy: The Process
The White House and the Greenhouse
The Policy Cycle
Constitutional Constraints
Incrementalism
Interest Group Politics
Environmentalism and Its Critics
The Public and Environmentalism
The Special Place of Science in Policy Making
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
Making Policy: Institutions and Politics
The Presidency
Congress: Too Much Check, Too Little Balance
The Bureaucracy: Power through Implementation
The Courts: The Role of Appraisal
The Political Environment of Environmental Policy Making
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
Common Policy Challenges: Risk Assessment and Environmental Justice
A Toxic Nightmare from Toyland?
Risk Assessment and the Limits of Science
What Risks Are Acceptable?
Risk Assessment Reconsidered: The Precautionary Principle
Risk and Discrimination: The Problem of Environmental Justice
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
More Choice: The Battle over Regulatory Economics
The Benefit-Cost Debate
Regulation Strategies: Command and Control versus the Marketplace
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
Command and Control in Action: Air and Water Pollution Regulation
The Political Anatomy of Command-and-Control Regulation
Regulating Air Quality
Regulating Water Quality
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
A Regulatory Thicket: Toxic and Hazardous Substances
An Ambiguous Inheritance
Federal Law: Regulation from the Cradle to the Grave?
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
Energy: America's Energy Politics in Transformation
The Foundation: A Fossil Fuel Nation
Natural Gas and the Gas "Boom"
Coal: The Promise and Perils of Abundance
Fossil Fuel Alternatives: Nuclear Power and Renewable Energy
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
635 Million Acres of Politics: The Battle for Public Lands
The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Public Land Politics at a Boil
A History of Contested Access
The Public Domain
Conflicts over Multiple Use
The Pluralistic Politics of the Public Lands
The Fate of the Forests
How Much Wilderness Is Enough?
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
Climate Change, Domestic Politics, and the Challenge of Global Policy Making
The Contested Science of Atmospheric Warming
The Domestic Setting of Climate Change Politics
Transboundary Environmental Politics
Conclusion
Suggested Readings
Notes
List of Abbreviations
Index
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