Environmental Politics and Policy

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  • Copyright: 2007-07-30
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Author Biography

Walter A. Rosenbaum is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Florida

Table of Contents

Tables, Figures, and Boxesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
After Earth Day: American Environmentalism in Transformationp. 1
A Texas Bet with Global Stakesp. 2
From Greenhouse to White House to State Housep. 4
The Environmental Legacyp. 5
The Political Legacy: From Ronald Reagan to George W. Bushp. 7
Ongoing Challenges: Present and Futurep. 10
Plan for the Bookp. 21
Conclusionp. 24
Suggested Readingsp. 25
Notesp. 25
Making Policy: The Processp. 27
The White House and the Greenhousep. 28
The Policy Cyclep. 31
Constitutional Constraintsp. 34
Incrementalismp. 36
Interest-Group Liberalismp. 37
Organized Environmentalismp. 40
Environmentalism and Its Criticsp. 49
The Public and Environmentalismp. 52
The Special Place of Science in Policy Makingp. 57
Conclusionp. 61
Suggested Readingsp. 61
Notesp. 62
Making Policy: Institutions and Politicsp. 65
The Presidencyp. 68
Congress: Too Much Check, Too Little Balancep. 74
The Bureaucracy: Power through Implementationp. 82
The Courts: The Role of Appraisalp. 97
The Political Environment of Environmental Policy Makingp. 101
Conclusionp. 109
Suggested Readingsp. 110
Notesp. 110
Common Policy Challenges: Risk Assessment and Environmental Justicep. 114
A Toxic Nightmare from Toyland?p. 115
Risk Assessment and the Limits of Sciencep. 118
What Risks Are Acceptable?p. 125
Risk and Discrimination: The Problem of Environmental Justicep. 131
Conclusionp. 138
Suggested Readingsp. 140
Notesp. 140
More Choice: The Battle over Regulatory Economicsp. 143
The Benefit-Cost Debatep. 144
Regulation Strategies: Command and Control vs. the Marketplacep. 158
Conclusionp. 170
Suggested Readingsp. 171
Notesp. 171
Command and Control in Action: Air and Water Pollution Regulationp. 174
The Political Anatomy of Command-and-Control Regulationp. 175
Regulating Air Qualityp. 180
Regulating Water Qualityp. 196
Conclusionp. 213
Suggested Readingsp. 214
Notesp. 214
A Regulatory Thicket: Toxic and Hazardous Substancesp. 217
An Ambiguous Inheritancep. 220
The Rush to Regulatep. 228
Federal Law: Regulation from the Cradle to the Grave?p. 234
The Regulatory Thicketp. 240
Conclusionp. 248
Suggested Readingsp. 249
Notesp. 249
Energy: Nuclear Dreams, Black Gold, and Vanishing Crudep. 253
Fossil Fuels and Public Apathy: A Perilous Combinationp. 255
Nuclear Twilight or Second Dawn?p. 260
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission in the Middlep. 271
Stubborn Hope: Breakthrough Technology, the White House, and the Greenhousep. 273
The Cold War's Wasteland: Nuclear Weapons Facilitiesp. 274
Black Goldp. 279
Conclusionp. 284
Suggested Readingsp. 286
Notesp. 286
635 Million Acres of Politics: The Battle for Public Landsp. 289
ANWR: Public Land Politics at a Boilp. 290
A History of Contested Accessp. 293
The Public Domainp. 294
Conflicts over Multiple Usep. 298
The Pluralistic Politics of the Public Landsp. 302
The Fate of the Forestsp. 316
How Much Wilderness Is Enough?p. 325
Conclusionp. 326
Suggested Readingsp. 327
Notesp. 327
The United States and Climate Diplomacy: The Emerging Politics of Global Environmentalismp. 330
Prologue: The Greenhouse Visits the White Housep. 331
Transboundary Environmental Politicsp. 333
Climate Diplomacy: Ozone Politics and the Montreal Protocolsp. 346
Climate Diplomacy: Acid Precipitationp. 349
Climate Diplomacy: Climate Warmingp. 353
The Emerging Politics of Sustainabilityp. 359
Conclusionp. 365
Suggested Readingsp. 366
Notesp. 367
List of Abbreviationsp. 371
Indexp. 375
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