Managing the Environmental Crisis: Incorporating Competing Values in Natural Resource Administration

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Duke University Press, 1999 - Nature - 394 pages
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Second edition
With a new foreword by Lynton Keith Caldwell

In Managing the Environmental Crisis William R. Mangun and Daniel H. Henning provide a balanced and comprehensive guide to the management of complex environmental and natural resource policy issues. Taking into account new developments, trends, and issues that have arisen in recent years, the authors begin with the recognition, often overlooked, that it is not the environment that needs to be managed but human action relating to the environment.
The authors review issues associated with a range of environmental policy concerns, including energy considerations, renewable and non renewable resource management, pollution control, wilderness management, and urban and regional policy. The history of these issues, recent actions pertaining to their management, difficulties associated with their continued presence, and the consequences of a failure to address these concerns are explored. Though focused on specific political issues, Mangun and Henning direct their attention to two large-scale trends—globalization and the political polarization of the environmental movement. At the level of the decision-making process, the incorporation of values—specifically addressed from multicultural and cross-disciplinary perspectives—is also discussed. International in scope, the book provides descriptions of the roles of both governmental and nongovernmental organizations in the formulations and implementation of national and global environmental policy.
This thoroughly revised second edition discusses various successes in the arenas of environmental cooperation and management strategy while pointing to the new challenges that have emerged in the last decade.

 

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Contents

Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
20
Environmental Administration in a Decisionmaking Context
51
Energy Considerations in Environmental Policy
86
Renewable Resource Management 11 1
111
Nonrenewable Resource Management
162
Outdoor Recreation and Wilderness Management
183
Environmental Pollution Control
211
Urban and Regional Environmental Policy
263
International Environmental Administration
292
Notes
325
Glossary
371
Index
383
About the Authors
394
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William R. Mangun is Professor of Political Science at East Carolina University. His books include American Fish and Wildlife Policy, Public Policy Issues in Wildlife Management, and The Public Administration of Environmental Policy.

Daniel H. Henning is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and Environmental Affairs at Montana State University and author of Environmental Policy and Administration and A Dove in the Forest.

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