536 pages, 1 illus
Offers a comprehensive examination of key topics in environmental governance today, including perspectives from environmental economics, democratic theory, public policy, law, political science, and public administration.
Durant, Fiorino, and O'Leary have done us all a great service by bringing this excellent set of essays together in one volume. Those interested in making substantial reforms of environmental policy need to take this book seriously. It provides the basis for more effective ways of working with stakeholders, ensuring equity and conflict resolution, and devising governance solutions at multiple levels. --Elinor Ostrom, Arthur F. Bentley Professor of Government, Indiana University, and Co-Director of the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis and the Center for the Study of Population, Institutions, and Environmental Change "The extraordinary scope of this collection is matched by the depth and outstanding quality of almost all the contributions. Anyone--whether scholar, student, or interested member of the public--who wants to know about the cutting edge of environmental policy should read this book." --Terry Davies, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future, and former Assistant Administrator for Policy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency "This is a terrific book. It is unique in its breadth of coverage and its timeliness. I see it being adopted for any advanced undergraduate or graduate-level course on environmental policy or environmental politics. It seems to me far better than any other single work on the market today, and it is a breath of fresh air to see virtually all of the major political issues and arguments presented so competently in a single volume." --Kent Portney, Professor, Department of Political Science, Tufts University "Environmental Governance Reconsidered summarizes the best current thinking on environmental policy and management. The book seems to me to do exactly what an excellent edited collection should do. It is also an excellent text for a course on environmental policy and management. The conceptualization of the field as represented by the topics and their treatment is a major contribution to environmental policy studies." --Steven Cohen, Director, Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy, School of International and Public Affairs and Earth Institute, Columbia University
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Robert F. Durant is Professor of Public Administration at the School of Public Affairs at American University.