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Environmental Choices Policy Responses to Green Demands

ISBN-10: 1568026307
ISBN-13: 9781568026305
Edition: 2002 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $57.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 2/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 225
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Amihai Glazer is Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine.Lawrence S. Rothenberg is Max McGraw Distinguished Professor of Management & the Environment and Co-Director, Ford Center for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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List of Acronyms
Preface
Environmental Policy in Context: Economic Demand, Political Supply
The Economic Context: Environmental Quality as a Normal Good
The Political Context: Constitutional Foundations and their Policy Implications
Outline of Analysis
Key Terms
Environmental Action, Environmental Caution: The Case for Government Intervention
Traditional Justification: The Tragedy of the Commons
Public Goods
Externalities
The Right to Know: Informational Rationales
Do the Right Thing: The Moral Imperative
Several Notes of Caution: The Case Against Government Intervention
Grounds for Action and Caution
Key Terms
A Brief History of U.S. Environmental Policy
The Evolution of Environmentalism
Before "Environmentalism": The Nineteenth Century
Beginnings of Environmentalism: 1870-1920
Increasing Supply and Fluctuating Demand: 1920-1960
The Environmental Movement and the EPA: 1960-1980
Contemporary Environmentalism: 1980-Present
Environmental Policy Evolution: Growth and Fragmentation
Key Terms
National Political Influences on Environmental Policy
The Demand Side: Organized Interests and Environmental Politics
The Supply Side: Formal Political Institutions and the Environment
Linking Demand and Supply: Implications for Public Policy
Key Terms
Developing and Enforcing Environmental Policy
Mandates for Implementation
Enforcement: Deterrence, Cooperation, Information
Political Impacts on Implementation
Credibility
The Perils and Pitfalls of Implementation
Key Terms
National or Local Control: Conflicts over Environmental Federalism
The Case for Policy Devolution
The Case for Policy Centralization
Federalism and Environmental Policy
Falling Short
Case Studies
Federalism in Theory and Practice
Key Terms
Land Use Agencies: Government as Landlord
The Land Use Agencies
Conclusions: Government as Steward
Key Terms
The EPA: Government as Regulator
Environmental Regulation Circa 1970
Growth and Fragmentation
The EPA's Many Responsibilities
General Trends: Rationalization and Complication
Regulation, Fragmentation, and Contemporary Environmental Policy
Key Terms
The Costs of Environmental Progress
Successes and Failures
The High Cost of Progress: Proximate and Fundamental Causes
Future Trends
Sustaining Environmental Quality
Final Thoughts
Key Terms
Notes
References
Index

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