Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century (10th Revised edition)

Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century (10th Revised edition)

By: Michael E. Kraft (editor), Norman J. Vig (editor)Paperback

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Authoritative and trusted, Environmental Policy once again brings together top scholars to evaluate the changes and continuities in American environmental policy since the late 1960s and their implications for the twenty-first century. You will learn to decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape today's environmental politics. The Tenth Edition examines how policy has changed within federal institutions and state and local governments, as well as how environmental governance affects private sector policies and practices. The book provides in-depth examinations of public policy dilemmas including fracking, food production, urban sustainability, and the viability of using market solutions to address policy challenges. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of global issues such as climate change governance, the implications of the Paris Agreement, and the role of environmental policy in the developing world. Students walk away with a measured yet hopeful evaluation of the future challenges policymakers will confront as the American environmental movement continues to affect the political process.

About Author

Norman J. Vig is Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Emeritus at Carleton College, where he taught political science and environmental studies for 37 years. He has written extensively on environmental policy, science and technology policy, and comparative politics and is coeditor with Regina S. Axelrod and David Leonard Downie of The Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy, Second Edition (2004) and of Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union (2004) with Michael G. Faure. Michael E. Kraft is professor emeritus of political science and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is the author of, among other works, Environmental Policy and Politics, 6th ed. (2015) and coauthor of Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (2011), with Mark Stephan and Troy D. Abel. In addition, he is the coeditor of Environmental Policy: New Directions in the 21st Century, 9th ed. (2016), with Norman J. Vig; Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy, 2nd ed. (2009), with Daniel A. Mazmanian; and Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System (2007) and The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy (2013), with Sheldon Kamieniecki. He has long taught courses in environmental policy and politics, American government, Congress, and public policy analysis.


Preface About the Editors About the Contributors Part I. Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition 1. U.S. Environmental Policy: Achievements and New Directions - Michael E. Kraft and Norman J. Vig 2. Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Government Role in Environmental Protection - Barry G. Rabe 3. Environmental Advocacy at the Dawn of the Trump Era: Assessing Strategies for the Preservation of Progress - Luis E. Hestres and Matthew C. Nisbet Part II. Federal Institutions and Policy Change 4. Presidential Powers and Environmental Policy - Norman J. Vig 5. Environmental Policy in Congress - Michael E. Kraft 6. Environmental Policy in the Courts - Rosemary O'Leary 7. The Environmental Protection Agency - Richard N. L. Andrews Part III. Public Policy Dilemmas 8. Energy Policy: Fracking, Coal, and the Water-Energy Nexus - Edward P. Weber, David Bernell, Hilary S. Boudet, and Patricia Fernandez-Guajardo 9. Eating and the Environment: Ecological Tensions in Food Production - Christopher Bosso and Nicole E. Tichenor 10. Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy - Sheila M. Olmstead 11. Toward Sustainable Production: Finding Workable Strategies for Government and Industry - Daniel Press and Daniel A. Mazmanian 12. Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: What Cities Are Doing - Kent E. Portney Part IV. Global Issues and Controversies 13. Global Climate Change Governance: Where to Go After Paris? - Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer 14. Environment, Population, and the Developing World - Richard J. Tobin Part V. Conclusion 15. Conclusion: Past and Future Environmental Challenges - Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft Appendices Appendix 1. Major Federal Laws on the Environment, 1969-2017 Appendix 2. Budgets of Selected Environmental and Natural Resource Agencies, 1980-2017 Appendix 3. Employees in Selected Federal Agencies and Departments, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 Appendix 4. Federal Spending on Natural Resources and the Environment, Selected Fiscal Years, 1980-2017 Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781506383460
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 456
  • ID: 9781506383460
  • ISBN10: 1506383467
  • edition: 10th Revised edition

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