Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/15/2012
  • Publisher: Cq Pr

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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.

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxesp. vii
Prefacep. viii
Contributorsp. xiii
Environmental Policy and Politics in Transitionp. 1
Environmental Policy over Four Decades: Achievements and New Directionsp. 2
Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Government Role in Environmental Protectionp. 30
"High Hopes and Bitter Disappointment": Public Discourse and the Limits of the Environmental Movement in Climate Change Politicsp. 54
Federal Institutions and Policy Changep. 83
Presidential Powers and Environmental Policyp. 84
Environmental Policy in Congressp. 109
Environmental Policy in the Courtsp. 135
Public Policy Dilemmasp. 157
Science, Politics, and Policy at the EPAp. 158
Conflict and Cooperation in Natural Resource Managementp. 185
Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policyp. 206
Toward Sustainable Production: Finding Workable Strategies for Government and Industryp. 230
Sustainable Development and Urban Life in North Americap. 255
Global and Domestic Issues and Controversiesp. 277
Global Climate Change: Beyond Kyotop. 278
Environment, Population, and the Developing Worldp. 299
China's Quest for a Green Economyp. 321
Environmental Securityp. 344
Conclusionp. 369
Conclusion: Toward Sustainable Development?p. 370
Major Federal Laws on the Environment, 1969-2011p. 395
Budgets of Selected Environmental and Natural Resource Agencies, 1980-2010p. 404
Employees in Selected Federal Agencies and Departments, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010p. 405
Federal Spending on Natural Resources and the Environment, Selected Fiscal Years, 1980-2010p. 406
Author Citations Indexp. 407
Subject Indexp. 418
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