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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 Boxes||p. vii|
|Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition||p. 1|
|Environmental Policy over Four Decades: Achievements and New Directions||p. 2|
|Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Government Role in Environmental Protection||p. 30|
|"High Hopes and Bitter Disappointment": Public Discourse and the Limits of the Environmental Movement in Climate Change Politics||p. 54|
|Federal Institutions and Policy Change||p. 83|
|Presidential Powers and Environmental Policy||p. 84|
|Environmental Policy in Congress||p. 109|
|Environmental Policy in the Courts||p. 135|
|Public Policy Dilemmas||p. 157|
|Science, Politics, and Policy at the EPA||p. 158|
|Conflict and Cooperation in Natural Resource Management||p. 185|
|Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy||p. 206|
|Toward Sustainable Production: Finding Workable Strategies for Government and Industry||p. 230|
|Sustainable Development and Urban Life in North America||p. 255|
|Global and Domestic Issues and Controversies||p. 277|
|Global Climate Change: Beyond Kyoto||p. 278|
|Environment, Population, and the Developing World||p. 299|
|China's Quest for a Green Economy||p. 321|
|Environmental Security||p. 344|
|Conclusion: Toward Sustainable Development?||p. 370|
|Major Federal Laws on the Environment, 1969-2011||p. 395|
|Budgets of Selected Environmental and Natural Resource Agencies, 1980-2010||p. 404|
|Employees in Selected Federal Agencies and Departments, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010||p. 405|
|Federal Spending on Natural Resources and the Environment, Selected Fiscal Years, 1980-2010||p. 406|
|Author Citations Index||p. 407|
|Subject Index||p. 418|
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