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Environmental Politics : Domestic and Global Dimensions

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780495007999

ISBN10:
0495007994
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/14/2006
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

See how environmental policy is shaped with ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS: DOMESTIC AND GLOBAL DIMENSIONS! Easy-to-read and concise, this political science text shows you how environmental problems are identified and how solutions are formulated and implemented. With objective and clear explanations of controversies, you will gain an understanding of how politics affects policymaking and how that affects progress toward solving environmental problems. Coverage of events such as the tsunami in Indonesia, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the 2004 presidential campaign give you insight into the environmental policy behind recent events.

Table of Contents

AN ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS TIMELINE
LIST OF TABLES X
LIST OF FIGURES XII
PREFACE XIII
ABOUT THE AUTHOR XVI
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS XVII
INTRODUCTION 1(304)
1 A Historical Framework for Environmental Protection
9(28)
Germination of an Idea: From the Colonial Period to 1900
11(2)
Progressive Reforms and Conservationism: 1900-1945
13(2)
Recreation and the Age of Ecology: Post-World War II to 1969
15(2)
Earth Days and Deregulation: 1970-1992
17(4)
Global Awareness and Gridlock: 1993-2000
21(6)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Republicans for Environmental Protection America
23(4)
Rollback: 2001
27(10)
2 Participants in the Environmental Debate
37(34)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus
38(3)
U.S. Environmental Organizations
41(4)
The Environmental Justice Movement
45(2)
Radical Environmentalism
47(2)
Environmental Opposition in the United States
49(5)
The Role of the Media
54(2)
Thinking Globally
56(3)
Green Political Parties
59(4)
International Governmental Organizations
63(3)
Transnational Advocacy Networks
66(5)
3 The Political Process
71(38)
Presidential Leadership
73(12)
Congressional Policy Making
85(5)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Senator Harry Reid
89(1)
The Executive Branch Agencies
90(4)
Rulemaking
94(2)
Courts and Environmental Politics
96(3)
State and Local Policy Making
99(10)
4 The Public Lands Debate
109(34)
The Public Lands
111(1)
"The Best Idea America Ever Had": The National Parks
112(5)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Laurance S. Rockefeller
116(1)
U.S. Forest Policy
117(2)
Forests and Fires
119(5)
Wilderness and Roadless Areas
124(2)
Grazing Rights
126(5)
Mining Law and Public Lands
131(2)
Private Property and Public Lands
133(2)
Trends in Land Use and Management
135(8)
5 Waste and Toxics
143(34)
The Nature of Waste: Generation and Disposal
145(1)
The Universe of Wastes
146(2)
Disposing of the Problem
148(7)
RCRA and Superfund
155(4)
Brownfields
159(1)
Nuclear Waste
160(5)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Nils J. Diaz
164(1)
Cleaning Up Military Waste
165(2)
Thinking Globally
167(3)
American Policy Stalled: Too Little, Too Late
170(7)
6 The Politics of Energy
177(32)
The Energy Pie
178(10)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Western Governors' Association
184(4)
The Nuclear Power Debate
188(3)
CAFE Standards
191(1)
The History of Policy Paralysis
192(8)
Thinking Globally
200(9)
7 The Politics of Water
209(30)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: The Kugeria Women's Water Project
211(1)
Trends in Water Use
212(1)
Water Resource Management in the United States
213(4)
Wetlands Protection
217(3)
Everglades Restoration
220(2)
The Nature and Causes of Water Pollution
222(2)
The Politics of Water Quality
224(6)
Toxic Contamination
230(2)
Thinking Globally
232(7)
8 Air Quality: Pollution and Solutions
239(32)
The Components of Air Pollution
241(1)
Air Quality and Health
242(2)
Public Policy Responses
244(10)
The Clear Skies Initiative
254(4)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Lincoln Chafee
256(2)
Toxic Air Pollutants
258(2)
Visibility
260(3)
Thinking Globally: Transboundary Air Pollution
263(8)
9 Endangered Species and Biodiversity
271(34)
Endangered Species
272(1)
Protective Legislation
273(5)
The Making of Wildlife Policy
278(8)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Brian Schweitzer
283(3)
The Role of Organized Interests
286(2)
International Biodiversity Agreements and Policies
288(7)
Protecting the World's Forests
295(10)
10 The Global Commons 305(30)
The Atmosphere
306(1)
Global Climate Change
307(9)
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
316(4)
U.S. Oceans Policy
320(4)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Women Exploring the Ocean
323(1)
Global Oceans Policy
324(3)
UN Convention on the Law of the Sea
327(8)
11 Population and Sustainability 335(22)
The Role of the United States
338(2)
Sustainable Development
340(2)
Trends in Population and Projections
342(4)
Global Population and Sustainability Efforts
346(4)
Implications for Policy Makers
350(9)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Samuel C. Johnson
351(6)
12 Emerging Issues in Environmental Policy 357(21)
Bushmeat
359(3)
Climate Justice
362(2)
Environmental Disasters
364(3)
E-Waste
367(3)
Outdoor Accessibility
370(3)
Polluted Beaches
373(5)
Appendix A Major U.S. Environmental Legislation, 1947-2005 378(3)
Appendix B Major International Environmental Agreements, 1900-2005 381(2)
Appendix C Environmental Film Resources, 1995-2005 383(5)
INDEX 388


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