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Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century

By: Norman J Vig (Editor), Michael E Kraft (Editor)

Sage Publications Inc

Paperback | Jun 2015 | Edition: 9 | #222044 | ISBN-13: 9781483352589
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Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century looks at how national environmental policy and its place within public discourse developed over time; how policy has changed within federal institutions (president, congress, the courts) and state and local governments, as well as how environmental governance involves private sector environmental policies and practices. Students will appreciate Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century's in-depth examinations of public policy dilemmas, including fracking, food production and the environment; urban sustainability; and the viability of using market solutions to address policy challenges. Part Four's Global Issues and Controversies chapters examine global climate change governance; the developing world and the environment; and China's quest for a green economy.

Vig and Kraft's concluding chapter provides an excellent synthesis of the topics covered, offering a measured yet hopeful evaluation of what future challenges policymakers will confront as the American environmental movement continues to impact the political process.

New to this edition:
- Five chapters covering
    energy policy disputes;
    natural gas fracturing (fracking);
    environmental organizations and their political strategies, with a special emphasis on climate change mobilization and lobbying;
    renewable energy development; and
    disputes involving the Keystone XL pipeline
- NEW evaluation of the Obama presidency through the end of 2014
- Chapter 7 on the EPA is written by a new author and emphasizes the role of risk analysis and cost-benefit analysis in EPA rule making
- NEW coverage of budgetary constraints and their impact on environmental policy implementation
- NEW scholarship, polling data, court rulings, congressional actions, agency decisions, and other pertinent events and developments at all levels of government
- NEW case studies and analyses of environmental policy rulemaking, energy development, the greening of industry, the use of market incentives, urban sustainability initiatives, and the role of environmental science and economics in environmental policy
- Extensive updates regarding developments in Chinese energy policy, particularly renewable energy development

"I really enjoy using this book. The strengths are that it covers a wide variety of environmental policy issues, incorporating examples accessible to the students and theory from the academic literature. My students have only positive things to say about it."
- Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, University of Kentucky

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Part I: Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition     
Chapter 1: U.S. Environmental Policy: Achievements and New Directions     Michael E. Kraft and Norman J. Vig
Chapter 2: Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Government Role in Environmental Protection     Barry G. Rabe
Chapter 3: Environmental Advocacy in the Obama Years: Assessing New Strategies for Political Change     Matthew C. Nisbet

Part II: Federal Institutions and Policy Change     
Chapter 4: Presidential Powers and Environmental Policy     Norman J. Vig
Chapter 5: Environmental Policy in Congress     Michael E. Kraft
Chapter 6: Environmental Policy in the Courts     Rosemary O’Leary
Chapter 7: The Environmental Protection Agency     Richard N. L. Andrews

Part III: Public Policy Dilemmas     
Chapter 8: Energy Policy: Fracking, Renewables, and the Keystone XL Pipeline     Edward P. Weber, David Bernell, and Hilary S. Boudet
Chapter 9: Eating and the Environment: Ecological Impacts of Food Production     Christopher J. Bosso and Nicole E. Tichenor
Chapter 10: Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy     Sheila M. Olmstead
Chapter 11: Toward Sustainable Production: Finding Workable Strategies for Government and Industry     Daniel Press and Daniel A. Mazmanian
Chapter 12: Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: What Cities Are Doing     Kent E. Portney

Part IV: Global Issues and Controversies     
Chapter 13: Global Climate Change Governance: The Road to Paris     Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer
Chapter 14: Environment, Population, and the Developing World     Richard J. Tobin
Chapter 15: China’s Quest for a Green Economy     Kelly Sims Gallagher and Joanna I. Lewis

Part V: Conclusion     
Chapter 16: Conclusion: Future Environmental Challenges and Solutions     Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft

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