Updated in its 6th edition, The Environmental Policy Paradox provides an introduction to the policy-making process in the United States with regard to air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, and waste disposal, while introducing readers to both global and international environmental issues and institutions. The text explains why some environmental ideas shape policy while others do not, and illustrates that even when the best short- and long-term solutions to environmental problems are identified, the task of implementing these solutions is often left undone or is completed too late. Readers are presented with a comprehensive history of the environmental movement paired with the most up-to-date account of environmental policy available today.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: THE POLICY-MAKING PROCESS
1 Ecosystem Interdependence
2 Changing Cultural and Social Beliefs: From Conservation to Environmentalism
3 The Regulatory Environment
4 The Political and Institutional Setting
PART TWO: ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY
5 Air Pollution
8 Toxic and Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
9 Land Management Issues
10 International Environmental Issues
11 International Environmental Management
Appendix A How We Study Public Policy—Theoretical Approaches
Appendix B The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as Amended
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