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Environmental Policy

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.
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

I am using this book and very happy with it. The book is thorough and the authors consistently attempt to be even handed in issues that can be very contentious.

Professor Eric Schwartz
History & Political Science, Hagerstown Community College
September 19, 2023

Excellent and timely update on previous editions.

Dr Bryan Jones
School of Public Affairs, Baruch College
February 3, 2023

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 environmentalpolicy, science and technology policy, and comparative politics and is coeditorwith Michael G. Faure of Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United Statesand the European Union (MIT Press, 2004) and with Regina S. Axelrod and DavidLeonard Downie of The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 2nd ed.(CQ Press, 2005). More About Author

Michael E. Kraft

Michael E. Kraft is professor emeritus of political scienceand public affairs at the University of Wisconsin–GreenBay. He is the author of, among other works, EnvironmentalPolicy and Politics, 8th ed. (2022), and coauthor ofComing Clean: Information Disclosure and EnvironmentalPerformance (2011), with Mark Stephan and Troy D. Abel.In addition, he is the coeditor of Environmental Policy:New Directions in the 21st Century, 12th ed. (2025), withBarry G. Rabe and Norman J. Vig; Toward SustainableCommunities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy, 2nd ed. (2009), withDaniel A. Mazmanian; and Business and Environmental Policy:... More About Author

Barry G. Rabe

Barry G. Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and theArthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy at the Gerald R. Ford Schoolof Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He also serves as a nonresident seniorfellow at the Brookings Institution and as a fellow of the National Academy of PublicAdministration. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Statehouseand Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy (Brookings,2004), which received the 2017 Martha Derthick Book Award from the AmericanPolitical Science Association for making a lasting contribution to... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781544378015