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Environmental Policy Paradox, 6th Edition

By Zachary A. Smith

Published by Routledge

Published Date: Feb 15, 2012

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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  Chapter 1: Ecosystem Interdependence  Chapter 2: Changing Cultural and Social Beliefs: From Conservation to Environmentalism  Chapter 3: The Regulatory Environment  Chapter 4: The Political and Institutional Setting  Part Two: Environmental Policy  Chapter 5: Air Pollution  Chapter 6: Water  Chapter 7: Energy  Chapter 8: Toxic and Hazardous Materials and Waste Management  Chapter 9: Land Management Issues  Chapter 10: International Environmental Issues  Chapter 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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