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Environmental Politics : Domestic and Global Dimensions

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9780534618759

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6/27/2003
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Summary

An Environmental Politics Timeline. Preface. About the Author. Introduction. 1. A Historical Framework for Environmental Protection. 2. Participants in the Environmental Debate. 3. The Political Process. 4. Public and Private Lands. 5. Waste Management and the Global Toxics Legacy. 6. The Politics of Energy. 7. Managing Water Resources. 8. Air Quality: Pollution and Solutions. 9. Biodiversity. 10. The Global Commons. 11. The Human Explosion: Managing Population Growth. 12. Emerging Issues in the Twenty-First Century. Appendix A: Major United States Environmental Legislation, 1947-2002. Appendix B: Major International Environmental Agreements, 1900-2002. Appendix C: Environmental Film Resources. Index.

Author Biography

Jacqueline Vaughn Switzer is an associate professor in the department of political science at Northern Arizona University.

Table of Contents

A Environmental Politics Time Line Inside Front Cover
Preface v
List of Tables xiii
List of Figures xiv
About the Author xv
Introduction 1(10)
CHAPTER 1 Historical Framework for Environmental Protection 11(26)
Germination of an Idea: From the Colonial Period to 1900
12(3)
Progressive Reforms and Conservationism:1900-1945
15(2)
Recreation and the Age of Ecology: Post-World War II to 1969
17(2)
Earth Days and Deregulation: 1970-1992
19(4)
Global Awareness and Gridlock: 1993-2230
23(5)
Rollback: 2001-
28(2)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Allan K. Fitzsimmons
30(2)
Notes
32(3)
For Further Reading
35(2)
CHAPTER 2 Participants in the Environmental Debate 37(30)
U.S. Environmental Organizations
38(4)
The Environmental Justice Movement
42(2)
Radical Environmentalism and Deep Ecology
44(2)
Environmental Opposition in the United States
46(4)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: The National Association of Homebuilders
50(3)
The Global Dimension
53(3)
Green Political Parties
56(3)
International Governmental Organizations
59(2)
Transnational Advocacy Networks
61(1)
Notes
62(2)
For Further Reading
64(3)
CHAPTER 3 The Political Process 67(38)
The Executive Branch Agencies
69(4)
Presidential Leadership
73(11)
Congressional Policy Making
84(2)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: John Chafee
86(5)
Courts and Environmental Politics
91(2)
State and Local Policy Making
93(3)
The Media and the Environment
96(2)
Cyberspace and Policy Making
98(1)
Notes
99(4)
For Further Reading
103(2)
CHAPTER 4 Public and Private Lands 105(34)
The Public Lands
107(1)
"The Best Idea America Ever Had": The National Parks
108(5)
U.S. Timber Management Policy
113(3)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Gloria Flora
116(4)
Grazing Rights and Wrongs
120(4)
Ecological Restoration
124(3)
Mining Law and Public Lands
127(2)
Private Property and Public Lands
129(3)
Trends in Land Use and Management
132(1)
Notes
133(3)
For Further Reading
136(3)
CHAPTER 5 Waste Management and the Global Toxics Legacy 139(30)
The Nature of Waste: Generation and Disposal
140(1)
The Universe of Wastes
141(8)
RCRA and Superfund
149(5)
Brownfields
154(1)
Yucca Mountain and Nuclear Waste
154(3)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Kenny C. Guinn
157(1)
Cleaning Up Military Waste
158(2)
The Global Dimension
160(4)
American Policy Stalled: Too Little, Too Late
164(1)
Notes
165(1)
For Further Reading
166(3)
CHAPTER 6 The Politics of Energy 169(26)
The Energy Pie
171(5)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Dennis Weaver
176(2)
The Nuclear Power Debate
178(2)
CAFE Standards
180(1)
The California Experience
181(1)
The History of Policy Paralysis
182(6)
The Global Dimension
188(3)
Notes
191(2)
For Further Reading
193(2)
CHAPTER 7 Managing Water Resources 195(30)
Water Scarcity in Global Context
196(2)
Water Resource Management in the United States
198(5)
Impacts and Solutions
203(1)
Wetlands
204(2)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: The East Prairie Project
206(3)
The Nature and Causes of Water Pollution
209(3)
The Politics of Water Quality
212(4)
Toxic Contamination
216(3)
The Global Dimension
219(2)
Notes
221(2)
For Further Reading
223(2)
CHAPTER 8 Air Quality: Pollution and Solutions 225(30)
Assessing Air Pollution
229(3)
The Responsibility Dilemma
232(4)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: John Dingell and Henry Waxman
236(5)
Assessing the Impact of Pollution
241(1)
Toxic Air Pollutants
242(2)
Visibility
244(3)
Transboundary Air Pollution
247(3)
Notes
250(3)
For Further Reading
253(2)
CHAPTER 9 Biodiversity 255(28)
Protective Legislation
257(3)
The Making of Wildlife Policy
260(6)
The Role of Organized Interests
266(1)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: Kieran Suckling
267(2)
International Biodiversity Agreements and Policies
269(5)
Protecting the World's Forests
274(5)
Notes
279(2)
For Further Reading
281(2)
CHAPTER 10 The Global Commons 283(26)
The Atmosphere
284(2)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: David Suzuki
286(1)
Global Climate Change
287(7)
Stratospheric Ozone Depletion
294(4)
The Oceans
298(4)
Protecting the Seas from Pollution
302(2)
Notes
304(2)
For Further Reading
306(3)
CHAPTER 11 The Human Explosion: Managing Population Growth 309(22)
The Role of the United States
310(2)
Population and Sustainability
312(2)
Trends in Population and Projections
314(4)
U.S. Population Trends and Policies
318(2)
Global Family Planning Efforts
320(1)
ANOTHER VIEW, ANOTHER VOICE: The Alan Guttmacher Institute
321(4)
Implications for Policymakers
325(2)
Notes
327(1)
For Further Reading
328(3)
CHAPTER 12 Emerging Issues in Environmental Policy 331(12)
Biopiracy and Genetic Patents
331(3)
Biosafety and the Precautionary Principle
334(1)
Grazing Permit Buyouts
335(2)
Hydropolitics
337(2)
Sprawling Out
339(1)
Notes
340(1)
For Further Reading
341(2)
APPENDIX A Major U.S. Environmental Legislation, 1947-2002 343(4)
APPENDIX B Major International Environmental Agreements, 1900-2002 347(2)
APPENDIX C Environmental Film Resources 349(4)
INDEX 353
Useful Resources on the Internet Inside Back Cover


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