Understanding Environmental Policy by Steven Cohen

Understanding Environmental Policy

bySteven Cohen

Kobo ebook | June 6, 2006

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In Understanding Environmental Policy, Steven Cohen introduces an innovative, multidimensional framework for developing effective environmental policy within the United States and around the world. He demonstrates his approach through an analysis of four case studies representing current local, national, and international environmental challenges: New York City's garbage crisis; the problem of leaks from underground storage units; toxic waste contamination and the Superfund program; and global climate change. He analyzes the political, scientific, technological, organizational, and moral import of these environmental issues and the nature of the policy surrounding them. He also places a specific focus on the response from the George W. Bush administration. Cohen considers how our current environmental policy and problems reflect the value we place on our ecosystems; whether science and technology can solve the environmental problems they create; and what policy is necessary to reduce environmentally damaging behaviors. Cohen's multifaceted approach is essential reading for analysts, managers, activists, students, and scholars of environmental policy.

Steven Cohen is executive director of Columbia University's Earth Institute and professor in the practice of public affairs at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). He is also director of the masters program in sustainability management at Columbia's School of Continuing Education. At SIPA, Cohen directs the MPA in en...
Title:Understanding Environmental PolicyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 6, 2006Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231509626

ISBN - 13:9780231509626

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Table of Contents

Part I. Developing a Framework
Chapter 1. Understanding Environmental Policy
Chapter 2. A Framework for Understanding Environmental Policy
Part II. Applying the Framework
Chapter 3. Why New York City Can't Take Out the Garbage
Chapter 4. Why Companies Let Valuable Gasoline Leak Out of Underground Tanks
Chapter 5. Have We Learned How to Clean Up Toxic Waste Sites, and Can We Afford It?
Chapter 6. Have We Made the Planet Warmer, and If We Have, How Can We Stop?
Part III. Critiquing the Framework
Chapter 7. What Have We Learned from the Framework About Environmental Problems, and What Else Do We Need to Know?
Chapter 8. Conclusions: Improving Environmental Policy


Editorial Reviews

Those working within the field may benefit from its big picture approach to diagnosing several environmental ills...consistent emphasis upon the role of environmental values in policy analysis and development should be commended.