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Environmental policy : an introduction / Barry C. Field.

By: Field, Barry C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: GE180 .F52 2007Publication: Long Grove, Ill. : Waveland Press, ©2007Description: x, 438 p. : ill.ISBN: 1577664280 (pbk.); 9781577664284 (pbk.).Subject(s): Environmental policy -- United States
Contents:
Environmental policy : concepts and issues -- Recent trends in environmental pollution -- The policy process : a conceptual view -- The policy front end : public opinion, interest groups, and political parties -- The policy wheelhouse : Congress, the President, and the EPA -- The policy fulcrum : law and the courts -- Environmental science and environmental policy -- The wide range of policy instruments -- Air pollution control policy -- Water pollution control policy -- Toxic materials and hazardous waste -- Nonhazardous solid waste -- Radiation -- Policy consequences : unforeseen, special interest, and perverse -- Incentive-based environmental policies -- Policy analysis : principles, roles, and controversies -- Decentralization : the role of the states -- Global environmental problems -- International environmental agreements -- Globalization and the environment.
Summary: Nations throughout the world are struggling to limit and manage environmental damages stemming from economic production and consumption. In virtually every country, collective action in the form of public policy has been undertaken to rein in these impacts. This text provides an authoritative overview of the dynamic process through which governments make decisions on environmental matters. In clear, reader-friendly language, Field introduces students to the rudiments of the public policy process, the participants and their roles, and the content of the major federal environmental statutes regarding air, water, and land pollution. Throughout the discussion, Field explores the evolving role of the federal government in U.S. environmental policy. He also highlights important ongoing policy issues, both domestic and international, that will confront policy makers well into the future. --Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Environmental policy : concepts and issues -- Recent trends in environmental pollution -- The policy process : a conceptual view -- The policy front end : public opinion, interest groups, and political parties -- The policy wheelhouse : Congress, the President, and the EPA -- The policy fulcrum : law and the courts -- Environmental science and environmental policy -- The wide range of policy instruments -- Air pollution control policy -- Water pollution control policy -- Toxic materials and hazardous waste -- Nonhazardous solid waste -- Radiation -- Policy consequences : unforeseen, special interest, and perverse -- Incentive-based environmental policies -- Policy analysis : principles, roles, and controversies -- Decentralization : the role of the states -- Global environmental problems -- International environmental agreements -- Globalization and the environment.

Nations throughout the world are struggling to limit and manage environmental damages stemming from economic production and consumption. In virtually every country, collective action in the form of public policy has been undertaken to rein in these impacts. This text provides an authoritative overview of the dynamic process through which governments make decisions on environmental matters. In clear, reader-friendly language, Field introduces students to the rudiments of the public policy process, the participants and their roles, and the content of the major federal environmental statutes regarding air, water, and land pollution. Throughout the discussion, Field explores the evolving role of the federal government in U.S. environmental policy. He also highlights important ongoing policy issues, both domestic and international, that will confront policy makers well into the future. --Back cover.

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