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Understanding Enviromnental Policy

Understanding Enviromnental Policy - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0231135375

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ISBN13: 978-0231135375
ISBN10: 0231135378
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Publisher: Columbia University Press
Published: 2006
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Understanding Enviromnental Policy - 06 edition

ISBN13: 978-0231135375

Steven Cohen

ISBN13: 978-0231135375
ISBN10: 0231135378
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 06
Publisher: Columbia University Press

Published: 2006
International: No
Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Developing a Framework
Understanding Environmental Policy
A Framework for Understanding Environmental Policy
Applying the Framework
Why New York City Can't Take Out the Garbage
Why Companies Let Valuable Gasoline Leak Out of Underground Tanks
Have We Learned How to Clean Up Toxic Waste Sites, and Can We Afford It?
Have We Made the Planet Warmer, and If We Have, How Can We Stop?
Critiquing the Framework
What Have We Learned from the Framework About Environmental Problems, and What Else Do We Need to Know?
Conclusions: Improving Environmental Policy
References
Index

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