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Title:
Environmental policy : new directions for the twenty-first century
Author:
Vig, Norman J.
Edition:
Fourth edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, DC : CQ Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
xv, 416 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Environmental policy in the 1990's. 3rd ed. Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, 1997.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781568025209

9781568023410
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Book

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Contains 17 contributions, written by American professors of political science, economics, law, environmental studies, and other fields, organized into five sections: environmental policy and changing US environmental politics; the role of federal institutions in environmental policymaking; dilemmas in environmental policy formulation and implementation; global and domestic issues and controversies; and a conclusion, defining an agenda of major environmental issues and new policymaking approaches.


Summary

In this best-selling collection of essays, a team of distinguished contributors seeks to explain the most important developments in environmental policy and politics since the 1960s, and to analyze the central issues that face us in the new century.

Environmental Policy focuses on underlying trends, institutional frameworks and shortcomings, and policy dilemmas that citizens and lawmakers face in attempting to resolve environmental controversies. This new fourth edition has been thoroughly revised to include the latest data, research, and policy initiatives in the field.

Readers interested in President Clinton's environmental record, or those wondering how the "Republican Revolution" and attempts to downsize the federal government will affect environmental policy will find helpful new insights in this new edition. Two new chapters focus on climate change and the "new era" in natural resource policies. The theme of sustainable development -- the reconciliation of environmental goals with economic necessities -- receives attention throughout.


Table of Contents

Michael E. Kraft and Norman J. VigBarry G. RabeChristopher J. BossoRobert C. PaehlkeNorman J. VigMichael E. KraftLettie McSpaddenWalter A. RosenbaumA. Myrick Freeman IIIRichard N. L. AndrewsEvan J. RingquistDaniel Press and Daniel A. MazmanianLamont C. HempelWilliam R. LowryRichard J. TobinDavid VogelNorman J. Vig and Michael E. KraftMichael E. Kraft and Norman J. VigBarry G. RabeChristopher J. BossoRobert C. PaehlkeNorman J. VigMichael E. KraftLettie McSpaddenWalter A. RosenbaumA. Myrick Freeman IIIRichard N. L. AndrewsEvan J. RingquistDaniel Press and Daniel A. MazmanianLamont C. HempelWilliam R. LowryRichard J. TobinDavid VogelNorman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft
Prefacep. ix
Contributorsp. xiii
I. Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition
1. Environmental Policy from the 1970s to 2000: An Overviewp. 1
2. Power to the States: The Promise and Pitfalls of Decentralizationp. 32
3. Environmental Groups and the New Political Landscapep. 55
4. Environmental Values and Public Policyp. 77
II. Federal Institutions and Policy Change
5. Presidential Leadership and the Environment: From Reagan to Clintonp. 98
6. Environmental Policy in Congress: From Consensus to Gridlockp. 121
7. Environmental Policy in the Courtsp. 145
8. Escaping the "Battered Agency Syndrome": EPA's Gamble with Regulatory Reinventionp. 165
III. Public Policy Dilemmas
9. Economics, Incentives, and Environmental Regulationp. 190
10. Risk-Based Decisionmakingp. 210
11. Environmental Justice: Normative Concerns and Empirical Evidencep. 232
12. Understanding the Transition to a Sustainable Economyp. 257
IV. Global and Domestic Issues and Controversies
13. Climate Policy on the Installment Planp. 281
14. Natural Resource Policies in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 303
15. Environment, Population, and the Developing Worldp. 326
16. International Trade and Environmental Regulationp. 350
V. Conclusion
17. Toward Sustainable Developmentp. 370
Appendixesp. 389
Indexp. 399
Prefacep. ix
Contributorsp. xiii
I. Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition
1. Environmental Policy from the 1970s to 2000: An Overviewp. 1
2. Power to the States: The Promise and Pitfalls of Decentralizationp. 32
3. Environmental Groups and the New Political Landscapep. 55
4. Environmental Values and Public Policyp. 77
II. Federal Institutions and Policy Change
5. Presidential Leadership and the Environment: From Reagan to Clintonp. 98
6. Environmental Policy in Congress: From Consensus to Gridlockp. 121
7. Environmental Policy in the Courtsp. 145
8. Escaping the "Battered Agency Syndrome": EPA's Gamble with Regulatory Reinventionp. 165
III. Public Policy Dilemmas
9. Economics, Incentives, and Environmental Regulationp. 190
10. Risk-Based Decisionmakingp. 210
11. Environmental Justice: Normative Concerns and Empirical Evidencep. 232
12. Understanding the Transition to a Sustainable Economyp. 257
IV. Global and Domestic Issues and Controversies
13. Climate Policy on the Installment Planp. 281
14. Natural Resource Policies in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 303
15. Environment, Population, and the Developing Worldp. 326
16. International Trade and Environmental Regulationp. 350
V. Conclusion
17. Toward Sustainable Developmentp. 370
Appendixesp. 389
Indexp. 399