Environmental Policy and Politics: Toward the Twenty-First Century (The Harpercollins Public Policy Series)

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Surveys U.S. environmental policies and the political processes that shape them and uses a risk analysis framework.

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Michael E. Kraft
Environmental Policy and Politics, Fourth Edition


Offering an accessible overview and assessment of U.S. environmental policy and politics today, the fourth edition of Environmental Policy and Politics draws on an extensive collection of scientific studies, government reports, and policy analyses to provide the full scope of environmental issues to students. Concise yet thorough, this exciting text is unique in its field for employing a risk-based framework for policy analysis that encourages students to judge for themselves the significance of conditions and trends and the risks they pose.


New to the Fourth Edition
  • All chapters have been revised and updated throughout to incorporate new scientific data on environmental conditions and trends, new reports and scholarly studies, and analysis of policy actions through the end of 2005.
  • A thorough analysis of the Bush administration policy initiatives, as well as coverage of innovative state and local policies on environmental protection, energy use, and nature resource conservation.
  • An examination of the most contemporary arguments and policy proposals, including use of greater market incentives, regulatory flexibility, public education, and collaborative decision-making.
  • Tables, figures, boxed discussions, Web resources and other references have been updated and made more accessible to students.
  • Cases and illustrations in all chapters incorporate the most recent developments.
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