The Environmental Policy Paradox

The Environmental Policy Paradox

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For courses in Environmental Policy, Environmental Studies, and Public Policy; and as a supplement for courses in American Government and Public Administration.This text provides an introduction to the policy making process in the United States with regard to air, water, land use, agriculture, energy, waste disposal, and other areas. It 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 either left undone or is completed too late. Also included is a comprehensive history of the environmental movement.
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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 156 x 224.5 x 15.2mm | 390.1g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130993085
  • 9780130993083

Table of contents

I. 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. II. ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. 5. Air Pollution. 6. Water. 7. Energy. 8. Toxic and Hazardous Materials and Waste Managements. 9. Land Management Issues. 10. International Environmental Issues. 11. International Environmental Management. Conclusion. Notes. Index.
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About Zachery A. Smith

Zachary Smith is a Regents' Professor of Political Science at Northern Arizona University. He received his BA from California State University, Fullerton and his MA and Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has taught political science and public administration at Northern Arizona University, the University of Hawaii, Ohio University and the University of California at Santa Barbara. A consultant both nationally and internationally on natural resource and environmental matters, he is the author or editor of twenty books and many articles on environmental and natural resource policy topics. He currently teaches environmental and natural resource policy and administration in the public policy Ph.D. program at Northern Arizona University. He invites students interested in pursuing graduate work in environmental or natural resources policy to visit his web page at:
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