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The Environmental Policy Paradox

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1/23/2008
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Summary

This text 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, in addition to chapters on global and international environmental issues and institutions. 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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Abbreviationsp. xv
About the Authorp. xix
The Poljcy-Making Process
Ecosystem Interdependencep. 1
The Steady Statep. 4
Common Pool Resourcesp. 4
Summaryp. 5
Notesp. 6
Changing Cultural and Social Beliefs: From Conservation to Environmentalismp. 7
Dominant Social Paradigmp. 7
Economics and Growthp. 8
The Role of Religionp. 11
Science and Technology: Our Views of Naturep. 12
Toward Better Science Policyp. 15
History of the Environmental Movementp. 16
Dominancep. 16
Early Awakeningp. 16
Early Conservationistp. 17
Later Conservationistp. 17
The Reawakeningp. 18
Complacencyp. 19
The Little Reagan Revolutionp. 19
Post-Reagan Resurgencep. 19
Interest Groupsp. 20
Public Opinion and the Environmentp. 22
Demographicsp. 24
Electionsp. 25
Environmental Discoursep. 26
Survivalismp. 27
Prometheansp. 27
Administrative Rationalismp. 28
Democratic Pragmatismp. 28
Economic Rationalismp. 29
Sustainable Developmentp. 29
Ecological Modernizationp. 30
Green Romanticismp. 30
Green Rationalismp. 31
Summaryp. 31
Notesp. 32
The Regulatory Environmentp. 36
The Regulatory Contextp. 36
Science and Risk Analysisp. 37
Unanticipated Consequencesp. 39
Cost-Benefit Analysisp. 40
The Role of Governmentp. 41
Approaches to Regulationp. 43
Fundamentals of Environmental Lawp. 45
Summaryp. 47
Notesp. 48
The Political and Institutional Settingp. 49
The Institutional Settingp. 49
Formal Institutionsp. 49
Informal Institutionsp. 52
Institutional Biasesp. 55
Incrementalismp. 55
Decentralizationp. 56
Short-Term Biasp. 56
Ideological Biasp. 57
Private Nature of Public Policy Makingp. 58
Crisis and Reformsp. 58
The Political Settingp. 60
Pluralismp. 60
The Regulatorsp. 64
Summaryp. 80
Notesp. 81
Environmental Policy
Airp. 85
Sourcesp. 85
Health Effectsp. 88
Motor Vehiclesp. 90
Air Pollution: Law, Regulations, and Enforcementp. 93
Regulatory Innovationsp. 96
Regulatory Issuesp. 99
Toxic Air Pollutionp. 101
Acid Rainp. 104
Stratospheric Ozonep. 108
The Greenhouse Effect (Global Warming)p. 113
Summaryp. 118
Notesp. 118
Waterp. 126
Sourcesp. 127
Nonpoint Sources of Pollutionp. 129
Groundwater Pollutionp. 130
Health Effects of Water Pollutionp. 131
Water Law and Regulationp. 132
Clean Water Actp. 132
The CWA and Nonpoint Pollution Sourcesp. 134
The CWA and the Regulatory Environmentp. 134
Safe Drinking Water Actp. 136
Criticisms of Water Pollution Policyp. 138
The Paradox in Water Pollution Policyp. 140
Summaryp. 144
Notesp. 144
Energyp. 149
History of Energyp. 151
Industrial Revolutionp. 151
Oil and Warp. 151
Role of Personal Consumptionp. 152
Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and the Oil Crisesp. 153
Development of Nuclear Powerp. 156
Development of a National Energy Policyp. 157
Nonrenewable Energy Sourcesp. 161
Coalp. 161
Oilp. 163
Natural Gasp. 164
Geothermal Energyp. 164
Nuclear Powerp. 165
Renewable Energyp. 166
Hydropowerp. 167
Solar Powerp. 168
Wind Powerp. 169
Biomassp. 170
Conservation and Energy Efficiency: Some Suggestions for the Futurep. 172
Conservation in Homes and Buildingsp. 173
Conservation in Transportationp. 174
Conservation in Industryp. 175
Obstacles to Conservationp. 176
An Ecological Conclusionp. 177
Summaryp. 178
Notesp. 178
Toxic and Hazardous Wastep. 189
Solid Wastep. 190
What Is Solid Waste?p. 190
Scope of the Problemp. 191
Disposal Methodsp. 192
Regulationsp. 193
Solutionsp. 194
Hazardous Wastesp. 198
Nature of the Problemp. 198
Disposal Methodsp. 200
Federal Regulationsp. 204
Regulatory Problemsp. 208
The Policy Paradox in Hazardous Waste Managementp. 211
Summaryp. 214
Notesp. 214
Land Management Issuesp. 222
Local Land-Use Planningp. 222
Types of Land-Use Planningp. 223
Urban Planningp. 224
Smart Growthp. 226
Soil Erosionp. 228
Farmland Conversionp. 229
Desertificationp. 231
Federal Land Managementp. 231
Multiple-Usep. 232
Recreationp. 233
Fee Demonstration Projectp. 233
Commercial Recreation Permits and Concessionsp. 233
Fire Managementp. 234
Roadless Areasp. 235
Wildernessp. 235
Historyp. 235
Proposed Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areasp. 237
National Park Service Managementp. 239
Endangered Speciesp. 240
Ecosystem Managementp. 244
Summaryp. 246
Notesp. 246
International Environmental Issuesp. 253
Population and Food Productionp. 254
Desertification and Food Productionp. 259
Global Pollutionp. 260
The Ozone Layerp. 260
The Greenhousep. 262
Deforestationp. 264
Ocean Pollutionp. 265
Less Developed Countries: North Vs. Southp. 266
International Conflictp. 268
Summaryp. 270
Notesp. 271
International Environmental Managementp. 275
International Environmentalismp. 275
Alternative Political Systemsp. 277
Market-Based Economiesp. 277
Collective Ownership Systemsp. 278
Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Unionp. 278
Chinap. 280
International Environmental Managementp. 281
Common Pool Resourcesp. 282
Creation of an IGOp. 283
Economic Globalization and the Second Industrial Revolutionp. 285
International Regulatory Effortsp. 287
Controlling Oceanic Pollutionp. 287
Atmospheric Conventionsp. 288
Hazardous Waste Control at the International Levelp. 290
Protection of Endangered and Threatened Speciesp. 290
Trends in the International Regulatory Processp. 291
Summaryp. 292
Notesp. 292
Conclusionp. 296
Notesp. 299
How We Study Public Policy-Theoretical Approachesp. 300
The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as Amendedp. 308
Indexp. 316
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