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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’s opinion on the environment, courts, energy policy, natural resource agencies and policies, and the political economy of green growth. The book has been updated to reflect the Trump administration's four years of policy changes and students will walk away with a measured, yet hopeful evaluation of the future challenges that 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

Norman J. Vig

Norman J. Vig is the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society emeritus at Carleton College. He has written extensively on environmental policy, science and technology policy, and comparative politics and is coeditor with Michael G. Faure of Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union (2004) and with Regina S. Axelrod and David Leonard Downie of The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 2nd ed. (2005). More About Author

Michael E. Kraft

Michael E. Kraft is a professor of political science and the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Environmental Studies emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. He is the author of Environmental Policy and Politics, 7th ed. (2018), and coauthor of Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (2011, winner of the Lynton K. Caldwell award for best book on environmental politics and policy that year) and of Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 7th ed. (2021). In addition, he is coeditor of both the Oxford Handbook of Environmental Policy (2013) and Business and Environmental Policy (2007) with... More About Author

Barry G. Rabe

Barry G. Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He also serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and chaired the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assumable Waters Committee from 2015 to 2017. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy, which received the 2017 Martha Derthick Book Award from the American Political Science Association for making a... More About Author

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