Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century 8th Edition

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Norman J. Vig, Michael E. Kraft
SAGE, May 15, 2012 - Political Science - 460 pages
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Available this summer in its Eighth Edition, RosenbaumĂs classic, comprehensive text once more provides definitive coverage of environmental politics and policy, lively case material, and a balanced assessment of current environmental issues. Notable revisions include: * A completely revamped energy chapter covering conventional energy policy as well as a comparative examination of alternatives to current energy production. ˛ Expanded discussion of current U.S. climate change policy with attention to the role of the states, the impact of global environmental politics, and emerging technologies on policy alternatives. ˛ Analysis of the Obama administrationĂs energy agenda and its profound differences from Bush administration policies and the practical difficulties of creating an effective political coalition in support of the new policy agenda. ˛ Greater emphasis on executive-congressional relations in the policy-making cycle. ˛ Examination of changes in the environmental movement, with particular attention to newly emerging cleavages over energy and climate issues. ˛ A thorough updating of all policy chapters, including an examination of such topics as ˘mountain top removal,÷ the emergence of Bisphenol A as an endocrine disruptor issue, and the ˘new NIMBYism.÷ New and revised tables, figures, and other data illustrate key environmental information while a new, detailed timeline frames the initial chapterĂs historical narrative of evolving environmental policy.

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Norman J. Vig is Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society, Emeritus at Carleton College, where he taught political science and environmental studies for 37 years. He has written extensively on environmental policy, science and technology policy, and comparative politics and is coeditor with Regina S. Axelrod and David Leonard Downie of The Global Environment: Institutions, Law and Policy, Second Edition (2004) and of Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union (2004) with Michael G. Faure.

Michael E. Kraft is professor emeritus of political science and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. He is the author of, among other works, Environmental Policy and Politics, 6th ed. (2015) and coauthor of Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (2011), with Mark Stephan and Troy D. Abel. In addition, he is the coeditor of Environmental Policy: New Directions in the 21st Century, 9th ed. (2016), with Norman J. Vig; Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy, 2nd ed. (2009), with Daniel A. Mazmanian; and Business and Environmental Policy: Corporate Interests in the American Political System (2007) and The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy (2013), with Sheldon Kamieniecki. He has long taught courses in environmental policy and politics, American government, Congress, and public policy analysis.

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