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Environmental Policy
New Directions for the Twenty-First Century

12th Edition
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January 2024 | 432 pages | CQ Press
As environmental issues continue to become more prevalent in society and surrounding policy challenges become more complex, 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 current policy. Students will learn to decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape today’s environmental politics as they evaluate approaches to future challenges.
 
Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition
Michael E. Kraft and Barry G. Rabe
US Environmental Policy: An Overview
Barry G. Rabe
Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Government Role in Environmental Protection
Christopher Borick and Erick Lachapelle
Priorities, Preferences, and Policy: Twenty-First Century Public Opinion on the Environment
 
Federal Institutions and Policy Change
Norman J. Vig
Presidential Powers and Environmental Policy
Michael E. Kraft
Environmental Policy in Congress
Kimberly Smith
Environmental Policy in the Courts
Richard N. L. Andrews
The Environmental Protection Agency
 
Public Policy Dilemmas
Sanya Carley
Energy Policy
William R. Lowry
Natural Resource Policies in an Era of Polarized Politics
Sheila M. Olmstead
Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy
Sara Hughes and Aaron Deslatte
Sustainability in Cities
 
Global Issues and Controversies
Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer
Global Climate Change Governance: Where Next After Paris
Richard J. Tobin
Environment, Population, and the Developing World
Daniel J. Fiorino
Creating the Green Economy: Government, Business, and a Sustainable Future
 
Conclusion
Barry G. Rabe and Michael E. Kraft
Conclusion: Emerging Challenges in Environmental Policy

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

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

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