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The Environmental Case

The Environmental Case Author Judith A. Layzer
ISBN-10 9781452239897
Release 2015-10-09
Pages 608
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Through its 15 carefully constructed cases, the book gives readers a first-hand look at some of the most interesting landmark and illuminating new controversies in U.S. environmental policy making. In her new section "New Issues, New Politics," Layzer adds two brand new cases: The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: The High Cost of Offshore Oil; and Fracking Wars: Local and State Responses to Unconventional Shale Gas Development. Lazyer provides maps, tables, figures, questions to consider, recommended readings, and useful websites to help students think critically about environmental policy and to facilitate further research.



The Environmental Case

The Environmental Case Author Judith A. Layzer
ISBN-10 9781506321004
Release 2015-10-09
Pages 632
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Answers to environmental issues are not black and white. Debates around policy are often among those with fundamentally different values, and the way that problems and solutions are defined plays a central role in shaping how those values are translated into policy. The Environmental Case captures the real-world complexity of creating environmental policy, and this much-anticipated Fourth Edition contains fifteen carefully constructed cases. Through her analysis, Editor Judith Layzer systematically explores the background, players, contributing factors, and outcomes of each case, and gives readers insight into some of the most interesting and controversial issues in U.S. environmental policymaking.



The Environmental Case

The Environmental Case Author Judith A. Layzer
ISBN-10 9781483305004
Release 2011-04-12
Pages 616
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Environmental policy cannot be seen in just black and white, but instead contains many shades of gray. Environmental battles—even the most heated—are essentially conflicts among those with fundamentally different values, and how problems are framed in politics plays a central role in shaping how these values are translated into policies. Judith Layzer explores these two main themes in environmental policy making in the anticipated third edition of The Environmental Case. Through its 16 carefully constructed cases, the book gives readers a first-hand look at some of the most interesting and illuminating controversies in U.S. environmental policy making. New to this edition, Layzer expands the final section of her book to consider the issue of resilience in the face of a changing climate. This third edition features fully revised and updated case studies, as well as three brand-new cases: Cape Wind and Alternative Energy, Ecosystem-Based Management in the Chesapeake Bay, and the restoration of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Lazyer provides maps, tables, figures, questions to consider, recommended readings, and useful websites to help students think critically about environmental policy and to facilitate further research.



Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy Author Norman J. Vig
ISBN-10 9781506383453
Release 2017-12-14
Pages 456
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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. You will learn to decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape today’s environmental politics. The Tenth 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. The book provides in-depth examinations of public policy dilemmas including fracking, food production, urban sustainability, and the viability of using market solutions to address policy challenges. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of global issues such as climate change governance, the implications of the Paris Agreement, and the role of environmental policy in the developing world. Students 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.



Natural Experiments

Natural Experiments Author Judith A. Layzer
ISBN-10 9780262622141
Release 2008
Pages 365
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This systematic assessment of seven prominent initiatives is the first to evaluate the effectiveness of ecosystem-based management at protecting the environment.



Open for Business

Open for Business Author Judith A. Layzer
ISBN-10 9780262018272
Release 2012
Pages 499
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Argues that a concerted effort by conservatives has undermined the environmental movement and cast a shadow over future attempts to add or increase environmental regulations.



The Oxford Handbook of U S Environmental Policy

The Oxford Handbook of U S  Environmental Policy Author Sheldon Kamieniecki
ISBN-10 9780199744671
Release 2013
Pages 764
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Prior to the Nixon administration, environmental policy in the United States was rudimentary at best. Since then, it has evolved into one of the primary concerns of governmental policy from the federal to the local level. As scientific expertise on the environment rapidly developed, Americans became more aware of the growing environmental crisis that surrounded them. Practical solutions for mitigating various aspects of the crisis - air pollution, water pollution, chemical waste dumping, strip mining, and later global warming - became politically popular, and the government responded by gradually erecting a vast regulatory apparatus to address the issue. Today, politicians regard environmental policy as one of the most pressing issues they face. The Obama administration has identified the renewable energy sector as a key driver of economic growth, and Congress is in the process of passing a bill to reduce global warming that will be one of the most important environmental policy acts in decades. The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy will be a state-of-the-art work on all aspects of environmental policy in America. Over the past half century, America has been the world's leading emitter of global warming gases. However, environmental policy is not simply a national issue. It is a global issue, and the explosive growth of Asian countries like China and India mean that policy will have to be coordinated at the international level. The book will therefore focus not only on the U.S., but on the increasing importance of global policies and issues on American regulatory efforts. This is a topic that will only grow in importance in the coming years, and this will serve as an authoritative guide to any scholar interested in the issue.



Environmental Policy Analysis and Practice

Environmental Policy Analysis and Practice Author Michael R Greenberg
ISBN-10 9780813544731
Release 2008-03-13
Pages 320
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Pressing environmental challenges are frequently surrounded with stakeholders on all sides of the issues. Opinions expressed by government agencies, the private sector, special interests, nonprofit communities, and the media, among others can quickly cloud the dialogue, leaving one to wonder how policy decisions actually come about. In Environmental Policy Analysis and Practice, Michael R. Greenberg cuts through the complicated layers of bureaucracy, science, and the public interest to show how all policy considerations can be broken down according to six specific factors: 1) the reaction of elected government officials, 2) the reactions of the public and special interests, 3) knowledge developed by scientists and engineers, 4) economics, 5) ethical imperatives, and 6) time pressure to make a decision. The book is organized into two parts, with the first part defining and illustrating each one of these criteria. Greenberg draws on examples such as nuclear power, pesticides, brownfield redevelopment, gasoline additives, and environmental cancer, but focuses on how these subjects can be analyzed rather than exclusively on the issues themselves. Part two goes on to describe a set of over twenty tools that are used widely in policy analysis, including risk assessment, environmental impact analysis, public opinion surveys, cost-benefit analysis, and others. These tools are described and then illustrated with examples from part one. Weaving together an impressive combination of practical advice and engaging first person accounts from government officials, administrators, and leaders in the fields of public health and medicine, this clearly written volume is poised to become a leading text in environmental policy.



Environmental Politics and Policy

Environmental Politics and Policy Author Walter A. Rosenbaum
ISBN-10 9781483301631
Release 2013-05-29
Pages 448
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Environmental Policy and Politics, Ninth Edition by Walter A. Rosenbaum provides definitive coverage of environmental politics and policy, lively case material, and a balanced assessment of current environmental issues. The first half of the book sets needed context and describes the policy process, while the second half covers specific environmental issues such as air and water; toxic and hazardous substances; energy (both fossil fuel and nuclear); public lands; and a global policymaking chapter focused on climate change and transboundary politics. Covering major environmental policy initiatives and controversies during President Obama's first term and capturing the sudden and radical changes occurring in the American energy economy with fracking and the natural gas boom, this ninth edition offers needed currency and relevancy for any environmental politics course.



Environmental Policy and Politics

Environmental Policy and Politics Author MR Michael E Kraft
ISBN-10 9781315437040
Release 2017-07-06
Pages
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Covering global threats such as climate change, population growth, and loss of biodiversity, as well as national, state, and local problems of environmental pollution, energy use, and natural resource use and conservation, Environmental Policy and Politics provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. policymaking processes, the legislative and administrative settings for policy decisions, the role of interest groups and public opinion in environmental politics, and the public policies that result. It helps readers understand modern environmental policy and its implications, including the need for a comprehensive and integrated approach to problem-solving. New to the Seventh Edition Each chapter includes the latest information about environmental challenges and governmental responses to them, with extensive citation of sources and websites that allow students to find the most recent studies and reports. Each chapter covers key political and policy decisions through early 2017, including presidential appointments, budgetary decisions, major legislative initiatives, and congressional actions. Each chapter introduction includes new statements about learning objectives to facilitate student understanding of key concepts and their applications, arguments advanced over environmental challenges and policies, and the goals and methods of environmental policy analysis. Chapters compare decisions about major environmental, energy, and natural resource policies among the presidential administrations of George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump, to the extent possible. Each chapter's case studies have been changed or updated to include the latest developments and examples that should improve their appeal to students. These include controversies over the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines, the EPA's Clean Power Plan and new fuel economy standards, new policies on toxic chemicals, the role of environmental and energy policies in the 2016 elections, changes in the nation's reliance on energy resources, standards for evaluating environmental and resource policies, and the Paris Agreement on climate change. Summaries of scientific studies, government reports, and policy analyses have been updated throughout the text to reflect the most current research and information in the field. All chapters include revised discussion questions and new suggested readings. The writing and flow of material have been improved throughout to make the chapters more accessible and useful to students.



Understanding Environmental Policy

Understanding Environmental Policy Author Steven Cohen
ISBN-10 9780231537681
Release 2014-07-08
Pages 272
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The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological and scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental issues. The text then applied this approach to real-world case examples involving leaking underground storage tanks, toxic waste cleanup, and the effects of global climate change. This second edition demonstrates the ongoing effectiveness of this framework to generating meaningful action and policy solutions to today's urgent environmental issues. The text adds case examples concerning congestion taxes, e-waste, hydrofracking, and recent developments in global climate change and updates references and other materials throughout, incorporating the political and policy changes of the Obama Administration's first term and developments in national and global environmental issues.



The Environmental Policy Paradox

The Environmental Policy Paradox Author Zachary A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781317226628
Release 2017-09-19
Pages 440
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Updated in its seventh 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. New to the Seventh Edition Covers new topics including fracking, Arctic drilling, the Keystone XL pipeline controversy, GMOs, food security, and the green economy. Provides expanded information about the subsidy process. Extends the treatment of land preservation with a discussion of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Adds Discussion Questions to the end of each chapter.



Environmental Politics and Policy in the West Third Edition

Environmental Politics and Policy in the West  Third Edition Author Zachary A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781607324560
Release 2016-06-01
Pages 248
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"This new edition offers a comprehensive and current survey of major western policy and environmental issues. Contributors address the policy process as it affects the states in the region, and how bureaucracy and politics shape environmental dialogues in the West. "--



Mountain Geography

Mountain Geography Author Martin F. Price
ISBN-10 9780520956971
Release 2013-08-24
Pages 396
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Mountains cover a quarter of the Earth’s land surface and a quarter of the global population lives in or adjacent to these areas. The global importance of mountains is recognized particularly because they provide critical resources, such as water, food and wood; contain high levels of biological and cultural diversity; and are often places for tourism and recreation and/or of sacred significance. This major revision of Larry Price’s book Mountains and Man (1981) is both timely and highly appropriate. The past three decades have been a period of remarkable progress in our understanding of mountains from an academic point of view. Of even greater importance is that society at large now realizes that mountains and the people who reside in them are not isolated from the mainstream of world affairs, but are vital if we are to achieve an environmentally sustainable future. Mountain Geography is a comprehensive resource that gives readers an in-depth understanding of the geographical processes occurring in the world’s mountains and the overall impact of these regions on culture and society as a whole. The volume begins with an introduction to how mountains are defined, followed by a comprehensive treatment of their physical geography: origins, climatology, snow and ice, landforms and geomorphic processes, soils, vegetation, and wildlife. The concluding chapters provide an introduction to the human geography of mountains: attitudes toward mountains, people living in mountain regions and their livelihoods and interactions within dynamic environments, the diverse types of mountain agriculture, and the challenges of sustainable mountain development.



Environmental Law and Policy

Environmental Law and Policy Author Jonathan Remy Nash
ISBN-10 0735579660
Release 2010
Pages 192
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Offering a big-picture perspective on Environmental Law and Policy, this brief introduction illuminates essential concepts with informal, approachable exposition. The Essentials: Environmental Law and Policy complements any casebook, bridging gaps in students' understanding of basic coverage. A lucid and succinct overview, The Essentials: Environmental Law and Policy features: basic coverage that traces the content of the leading casebooks, with particular attention given to complex and often baffling environmental statutes major environmental issues and their appropriate regulatory response substantive law in environmental regulation, such as administrative law, tort law, constitutional law, and criminal law an overview of the national infrastructure for environmental regulation Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act National Environmental Policy Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Endangered Species Act - international environmental law, such as the Kyoto Protocol From a rising star in the field of Environmental Law comes this exciting new title that offers concise, focused coverage of the issues, law, and policy. Jonathan R. Nash's The Essentials: Environmental Law and Policy prepares your students to get the most out of their casebook reading assignments.



An Introduction to Human Environment Geography

An Introduction to Human Environment Geography Author William G. Moseley
ISBN-10 9781118241059
Release 2013-08-05
Pages 416
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This introductory level text explores various theoretical approaches to human-environment geography, demonstrating how local dynamics and global processes influence how we interact with our environments. Introduces students to fundamental concepts in environmental geography and science Explores the core theoretical traditions within the field, along with major thematic issues such as population, food and agriculture, and water resources Offers an engaging and unique view of the spatial relationships between humans and their environment across geographical locations around the world Includes a variety of real-world policy questions and emphasizes geography’s strong tradition of field work by featuring prominent nature-society geographers in guest field notes



Environmental Politics Domestic and Global Dimensions

Environmental Politics  Domestic and Global Dimensions Author Jacqueline Vaughn
ISBN-10 9780495898979
Release 2011-01-01
Pages 400
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ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS explores the issues that shape environmental policy today. The introduction places environmental politics in context by identifying some of the events that have occurred over the last decade that have affected the field’s development--from the listing of the polar bear as an endangered species to the opening of China’s Three Gorges Dam. The new edition provides coverage of the historical roots of environmentalism, milestones in the development of key policies, and current problems and conflicts. It contains 12 new Another View, Another Voice profiles and six new Emerging Issues features. The author provides in-depth coverage in a readable, concise format that shows readers how environmental problems are identified and how solutions are formulated and implemented. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.