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Environmental Policy Paradox, The, 6th Edition

By Zachary A. Smith

Published by Pearson

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.

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1 Ecosystem Interdependence   

2 Changing Cultural and Social Beliefs: From Conservation to Environmentalism
3 The Regulatory Environment  
4 The Political and Institutional Setting   



5  Air Pollution 
6  Water 
7  Energy   

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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ISBN-10: 0-205-85588-1

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-85588-9

Format: Alternate Binding

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