Offers a comprehensive yet succinct introduction to environmental policy and politics
Covering global threats such as climate change, population growth, and loss of biodiversity, as well as national, state, and local problems of environmental pollution, energy use, and natural resource use and conservation, Environmental Policy and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. policy-making processes, the legislative and administrative settings for policy decisions, the role of interest groups and public opinion in environmental politics, and the public policies that result. It helps readers understand modern environmental policy and it’s implications, including the need for a comprehensive and integrated approach to problem solving.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Environmental Problems and Politics
Chapter 2. Judging the State of the Environment
Chapter 3. Making Environmental Policy
Chapter 4. The Evolution of Environmental Policy and Politics
Chapter 5. Environmental Protection Policy: Controlling Pollution
Chapter 6. Energy and Natural Resource Policies
Chapter 7. Evaluating Environmental PolicyChapter 8. Environmental Policy and Politics for the Twenty-First Century
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