This book provides an introduction to the policy making process in the United States with regard to air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, waste disposal, and other areas. It explains why some environmental ideas shape policy while others do not and illustrates that even when the best short and long-term solutions to environmental problems are identified, the task of implementing these solutions is either left undone or is completed too late. Also included is a comprehensive history of the environmental movement plus a unique chapter on the ecosystem and a unique discussion of agency culture (what makes agencies tick). ecosystem interdependence, the public and environmental awareness, the regulatory environment, the political and institutional setting, air, water, energy, toxic and hazardous waste, land management issues, international environmental issues, international environmental management. For public policy administrators, legislators, lobbyists, environmental advocates and others interested in how public policy with regard to the environment is developed and put into action.
Table of Contents
I. THE POLICY-MAKING PROCESS.
1. Ecosystem Interdependence. 2. The Public and Environmental Awareness. 3. The Regulatory Environment. 4. The Political and Institutional Setting.
II. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY.
5. Air Pollution. 6. Water Pollution. 7. Energy. 8. Toxic and Hazardous Waste. 9. Land Management Issues. 10. International Environmental Issues. 11. International Environmental Management. Conclusion. Index.