With a new foreword by Lynton Keith CaldwellIn Managing the Environmental Crisis William R. Mangun and Daniel H. Henning provide a balanced and comprehensive guide to the management of complex environmental and natural resource policy issues. Taking into account new developments, trends, and issues that have arisen in recent years, the authors begin with the recognition, often overlooked, that it is not the environment that needs to be managed but human action relating to the environment.
The authors review issues associated with a range of environmental policy concerns, including energy considerations, renewable and non renewable resource management, pollution control, wilderness management, and urban and regional policy. The history of these issues, recent actions pertaining to their management, difficulties associated with their continued presence, and the consequences of a failure to address these concerns are explored. Though focused on specific political issues, Mangun and Henning direct their attention to two large-scale trends-globalization and the political polarization of the environmental movement. At the level of the decision-making process, the incorporation of values-specifically addressed from multicultural and cross-disciplinary perspectives-is also discussed. International in scope, the book provides descriptions of the roles of both governmental and nongovernmental organizations in the formulations and implementation of national and global environmental policy.
This thoroughly revised second edition discusses various successes in the arenas of environmental cooperation and management strategy while pointing to the new challenges that have emerged in the last decade.
William R. Mangun is Professor of Political Science at East Carolina University. His books include American Fish and Wildlife Policy, Public Policy Issues in Wildlife Management, and The Public Administration of Environmental Policy. Daniel H. Henning is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Environmental Affairs at Montana State University and author of Environmental Policy and Administration and A Dove in the Forest.
Foreword xi Preface to the Second Edition xv Preface to the First Edition xix Acknowledgments xxiii Abbreviations xxv Forces Shaping Environmental & Natural Resource Administration 1 Environmental and Natural Resource Policy 20 Environmental Administration in a Decisionmaking Context 51 Energy Considerations in Environmental Policy 86 Renewable Resource Management 111 Nonrenewable Resource Management 162 Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Management 162 Environmental Pollution Control 211 Urban and Regional Environmental Policy 263 International Environmental Administration 292 Notes 325 Glossary 371 Index 383 About the Authors 394