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Environmental Policy
New Directions for the Twenty-First Century

Eleventh Edition
Edited by:


January 2021 | 424 pages | CQ Press

Authoritative and trusted, Environmental Policy once again brings together top scholars to evaluate the changes and continuities in American environmental policy since the late 1960s and their implications for the twenty-first century. Students will learn to decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape today’s environmental politics.

The Eleventh Edition examines how policy has changed within federal institutions and state and local governments, as well as how environmental governance affects private sector policies and practices. There are five new chapters in this edition that examine the public opinion on the environment, courts, energy policy, natural resource agencies and policies, and the political economy of green growth. Nearly every chapter has been updated to reflect the Trump administration's four years of policy changes. Students will walk away with a measured, yet hopeful evaluation of the future challenges policymakers will confront as the American environmental movement continues to affect the political process.


 
Preface
 
About the Editors
 
About the Contributors
 
Part I. Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition
 
1. U.S. Environmental Policy: A Half-Century Assessment
 
2. Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Government Role in Environmental Protection
 
3. Politics, Prices and Proof: American Public Opinion on Environmental Policy
 
Part II. Federal Institutions and Policy Change
 
4. Presidential Powers and Environmental Policy
 
5. Environmental Policy in Congress
 
6. Environmental Policy in the Courts
 
7. The Environmental Protection Agency
 
Part III. Public Policy Dilemmas
 
8. Energy Policy
 
9. Natural Resource Policies in an Era of Polarized Politics
 
10. Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy
 
11. Sustainability and Resilience in Cities: What Cities Are Doing
 
Part IV. Global Issues and Controversies
 
12. Global Climate Change Governance: Can the Promise of Paris be Realized?
 
13. Environment, Population, and the Developing World
 
14. Creating the Green Economy: Government, Business, and a Sustainable Future
 
Part V. Conclusion
 
15. Conclusion: Environmental Policy in Crisis
 
Appendices
 
Index
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

  • A thorough review of the Trump Administrations actions, achievements, and limitations and a look at the new administration’s attempts to reverse many of these actions.
  • All chapters have been completely revised to include new scholarship, polling data, court rulings, congressional actions, agency decisions, state-level policy changes, and other pertinent events and developments.
  • New case studies provide an analysis of environmental policy rulemaking, congressional and presidential decision-making, court rulings, and innovative state actions.
  • New discussions of recent events such as public opinion on the environment, courts, energy policy, natural resource agencies and policies, and the political economy of green growth. 

KEY FEATURES:

  • Discussions of the most important developments in environmental policy and politics since the 1960s help students to see the progress of environmental policy and analyze central issues that impact the United States today.
  • A focus on the underlying policy trends, institutional strengths and shortcomings, and policy dilemmas offer students insights into real problems that policy makers face when attempting to resolve environmental controversies.
  • The text is divided into four logical parts to make the content easier for students to grasp.
  • Part I provides students a retrospective view of policy development as well as a framework for analyzing policy change in the United States.
  • Part II shows students how to analyze the role of federal institutions in environmental policymaking.
  • Part III introduces students to broader dilemmas in environmental policy formulation and implementation.
  • Part IV encourages students to consider global issues and controversies to them develop a more international perspective of environmental policy.

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