Understanding Environmental Policy by Steven CohenUnderstanding Environmental Policy by Steven Cohen

Understanding Environmental Policy

bySteven Cohen

Paperback | June 3, 2014

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The first edition of this pragmatic course text emphasized the policy value of a "big picture" approach to the ethical, political, technological, scientific, economic, and management aspects of environmental issues. The text then applied this approach to real-world case examples involving leaks in underground storage tanks, toxic waste cleanup, and the effects of global climate change.

This second edition demonstrates the ongoing effectiveness of the book's framework in generating meaningful action and policy solutions to current environmental issues. The text adds case examples concerning congestion taxes, e-waste, hydrofracking, and recent developments in global climate change, updating references and other materials throughout and incorporating the political and policy changes of the Obama administration's first term and developments in national and global environmental issues.

Steven Cohen is the executive director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and a professor in the practice of public affairs at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. He is also director of the Master of Public Administration Program in Environmental Science and Policy at Columbia University's School of...
Title:Understanding Environmental PolicyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:232 pagesPublished:June 3, 2014Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023116775X

ISBN - 13:9780231167758

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second EditionAcknowledgmentsPart I. Developing a Framework 1. Understanding Environmental Policy2. A Framework for Understanding the Environmental Policy IssuePart II. Applying the Framework3. Why Can't NYC Get a Congestion Charge?4. Who Is Responsible for E-Waste and How Can We Ensure Its Safe Disposal?5. Why Is Hydrofracking Contentious?6. How Can We Assess the Risks of, Prepare for, and Slow Climate Change?Part III. Understanding, Developing, and Implementing Environmental Policy7. What Has the Framework Taught Us About These Environmental Sustainability Problems and What Else Do We Need to Know?8. Conclusions: Improving Environmental PolicyReferencesNotesIndex

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A well-written succinct account of the causes and effects of contemporary environmental problems, addressing the interdisciplinary issues surrounding the environmental policy arena.