The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy

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bySheldon Kamieniecki, Michael Kraft

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Prior to the Nixon administration, environmental policy in the United States was rudimentary at best. Since then, it has evolved into one of the primary concerns of governmental policy from the federal to the local level. As scientific expertise on the environment rapidly developed, Americansbecame more aware of the growing environmental crisis that surrounded them. Practical solutions for mitigating various aspects of the crisis - air pollution, water pollution, chemical waste dumping, strip mining, and later global warming - became politically popular, and the government responded bygradually erecting a vast regulatory apparatus to address the issue. Today, politicians regard environmental policy as one of the most pressing issues they face. The Obama administration has identified the renewable energy sector as a key driver of economic growth, and Congress is in the process ofpassing a bill to reduce global warming that will be one of the most important environmental policy acts in decades. The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy is a state-of-the-art work on all aspects of environmental policy in America. Over the past half century, America has been the world's leading emitter of global warming gases. However, environmental policy is not simply a national issue. It is aglobal issue, and the explosive growth of Asian countries like China and India mean that policy will have to be coordinated at the international level. The book therefore focuses not only on the U.S., but on the increasing importance of global policies and issues on American regulatory efforts. Thisis a topic that will only grow in importance in the coming years, and this handbook serves as an authoritative guide to any scholar interested in the issue.

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Prior to the Nixon administration, environmental policy in the United States was rudimentary at best. Since then, it has evolved into one of the primary concerns of governmental policy from the federal to the local level. As scientific expertise on the environment rapidly developed, Americansbecame more aware of the growing environmen...

Sheldon Kamieniecki is Dean of the Division of Social Sciences and Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz. Michael E. Kraft is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:792 pages, 9.49 × 6.61 × 1.81 inPublished:November 29, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction1. Sheldon Kamieniecki and Michael E. Kraft: The Evolution of Research on U.S. Environmental PolicyPart 2. The Evolution of Environmental Policy: Major Concepts, Ideas, and Movements2. Richard N.L. Andrews: Environmental Politics and Policy in Historical Perspective3. Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett: Green Political Ideas and Environmental Policy4. Lamont C. Hempel: Evolving Concepts of Sustainability in Environmental Policy5. Robet C. Paehlke: Ethical Challenges in Environmental Policy6. Richard A. Matthew: Environmental Security and U.S. PoliticsPart 3. Governing Capacity and Environmental Challenges7. Walter A. Rosenbaum: Capacity for Governance: Innovation and the Challenge of the Third Era8. Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer: U.S. Climate Change Politics: Federalism and Complexity9. Daniel A. Mazmanian and Laurie Kaye Nijaki: Sustainable Development and Governance10. Elizabeth R. DeSombre: United States International Environmental Policy11. Kate O'Neill: Global Environmental PolicymakingPart 4. Government Institutions and Policymaking12. Timothy P. Duane: Courts, Legal Analysis, and Environmental Policy13. Michael E. Kraft: Congress and Environmental Policy14. Norman J. Vig: The American Presidency and Environmental Policy15. Daniel J. Fiorino: Environmental Bureaucracies: The Environmental Protection Agency16. Craig W. Thomas: Bureaucracy and Natural Resources Policy17. Sara R. Rinfret and Scott R. Furlong: Defining Environmental Rulemaking18. Denise Scheberle: Environmental Federalism and the Role of State and Local Governments19. Andrea K. Gerlak, Tanya Heikkila, and Mark Lubell: The Promise and Performance of Collaborative GovernancePart 5. The Role of Informal Political Actors20. Deborah Lynn Guber and Christopher J. Bosso: Issue Framing, Agenda Setting, and Environmental Discourse21. David P. Daniels, Jon A. Krosnick, Michael P. Tichy, and Trevor Tompson: Public Opinion on Environmental Policy in the United States: A Bouquet of Multiple Dimensions22. Dorothy M. Daley: Public Participation, Citizen Engagement, and Environmental Decision Making23. Robert J. Duffy: Organized Interests and Environmental Policy24. Amy Below: Parties, Campaigns, and Elections: Their Influence on Environmental Politics and PolicymakingPart 6. Policy Approaches and Analytic Tools25. Sheila M. Olmstead: The Role of Market Incentives in Environmental Polic26. Lori S. Bennear and Cary Coglianese: Flexible Approaches to Environmental Regulation27. Judith A. Layzer: Ecosystem-Based Management and Restoration28. Steven Cohen: The Use of Strategic Planning, Information, and Analysis in Environmental Policymaking and Management29. William Ascher and Toddi A. Steelman: Environmental Policy and Science30. Lawrence Susskind and Alexis Schulman: Environmental Policy Evaluation and Prospects for Public LearningPart 7: Conclusion31. Michael E. Kraft and Sheldon Kamieniecki: Research on U.S. Environmental Policy in the New CenturyIndex