Environmental Politics And Policy 9th Edition

Author: Walter A Rosenbaum
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781452239965
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A comprehensive text for environmental politics and policy courses that offers a balanced assessment of current environmental issues. The first half of the book sets needed context and describes the policy process, while the second half covers specific environmental issues such as air and water, toxic and hazardous substances, energy (both fossil fuel and nuclear), public lands, and a global policymaking chapter focused on climate change and transboundary politics. This thoroughly updated Ninth Edition addresses the impact and fallout from the BP oil spill, the UN Climate Change Conference in Durban, as well as further discussion of the Kyoto Protocol. New and revised tables, figures and other data illustrate key environmental information while a detailed timeline frames the initial chapter's historical narrative of evolving environmental policy.

Environmental Policy

Author: Norman J. Vig
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483352595
Size: 63.31 MB
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Authoritative and trusted, Environmental Policy convenes top scholars to evaluate the impact of past environmental policy while anticipating its future implications, helping students decipher the underlying trends, institutional constraints, and policy dilemmas that shape environmental politics. In the Ninth Edition, editors Norman Vig and Michael Kraft offer coverage of the latest issues, including the energy and natural resource policy dilemmas, sustainable cities, and the environmental impact of food production and consumption. A new concluding chapter ties the contributed material together with an assessment of the remaining environmental policy challenges for the 21st century.

Environmental Politics

Author: Shannon O'Lear
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139491148
Size: 79.64 MB
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Shannon O'Lear brings a geographer's perspective to environmental politics. The book considers issues of climate change, energy, food security, toxins, waste, and resource conflict to explore how political, economic, ideological and military power have contributed to the generation of environmental issues and the formation of dominant narratives about them. The book encourages the reader to think critically about the power dynamics that shape (and limit) how we think about environmental issues and to expand the reader's understanding of why it matters that these issues are discussed at particular spatial scales. Applying a geographer's sense of scale and power leads to a better understanding of the complexity of environmental issues and will help formulate mitigation and adaptation strategies. The book will appeal mainly to advanced students and researchers from a geography background, but also to social and political scientists who wish to look at the topic from this different perspective.

The Environmental Case

Author: Judith A. Layzer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452239894
Size: 18.17 MB
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Through its 15 carefully constructed cases, the book gives readers a first-hand look at some of the most interesting landmark and illuminating new controversies in U.S. environmental policy making. In her new section "New Issues, New Politics," Layzer adds two brand new cases: The Deepwater Horizon Disaster: The High Cost of Offshore Oil; and Fracking Wars: Local and State Responses to Unconventional Shale Gas Development. Lazyer provides maps, tables, figures, questions to consider, recommended readings, and useful websites to help students think critically about environmental policy and to facilitate further research.

Environmental Law In A Nutshell 9th

Author: Daniel Farber
Publisher: West Academic
ISBN: 1634593685
Size: 11.48 MB
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Farber’s Environmental Law in a Nutshell provides a foundation for understanding environmental law. Expert text includes coverage of various areas, from acid rain and atomic energy, to waste disposal and wetlands. Touches upon the many statutory and common-law regulations shaping the world in which we live.

Paths To A Green World

Author: Jennifer Clapp
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262294621
Size: 70.64 MB
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This comprehensive and accessible book fills the need for a political economy view of global environmental politics, focusing on the ways international economic processes affect environmental outcomes. It examines the main actors and forces shaping global environmental management, particularly in the developing world. Moving beyond the usual emphasis on international agreements and institutions, it strives to capture not only academic theoretical debates but also views on politics, economics, and the environment within the halls of global conferences, on the streets during antiglobalization protests, and in the boardrooms of international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and industry associations. The book maps out an original typology of four contrasting worldviews of environmental change -- those of market liberals, institutionalists, bioenvironmentalists, and social greens -- and uses them as a framework to examine the links between the global political economy and ecological change. This typology provides a common language for students, instructors, and scholars to discuss the issues across the classical social science divisions.The second edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect recent events, including the food crisis of 2007-2008, the financial meltdown of 2008, and the Copenhagen Climate Conference of 2009. Topics covered include the environmental implications of globalization; wealth, poverty, and consumption; global trade; transnational corporations; and multilateral and private finance.

The Politics Of The Presidency

Author: Joseph A Pika
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1608717976
Size: 30.29 MB
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Once again delivering their comprehensive--and accessible--analysis of the presidency, Pika and Maltese bring their trusted core text completely up-to-date. Never losing sight of the historical foundations of the office, the authors maintain a delicate balance as they examine the presidency through a modern lens. A solid foundation for any presidency course, the eighth edition features new data and scholarship in addition to coverage of: - the 2010 midterm election and preparation for the 2012 election; - Obama's relations with the Republican House; - the appointments of Sotomayor and Kagan to the Supreme Court; - Obama's use of new media; - such major policies as the stimulus bill, financial regulation and the debt ceiling, health care reform, and the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," among others; - U.S. withdrawal from Iraq and the build-up in Afghanistan, the killing of Osama bin Laden, the ban on enhanced interrogation techniques, the START treaty, and reactions to the Arab Spring.

Environmental Principles And Policies

Author: Sharon Beder
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134037260
Size: 28.96 MB
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How Picturebooks Work is an innovative and engaging look at the interplay between text and image in picturebooks. The authors explore picturebooks as a specific medium or genre in literature and culture, one that prepares children for other media of communication, and they argue that picturebooks may be the most influential media of all in the socialization and representation of children. Spanning an international range of children's books, this book examine such favorites as Curious George and Frogand Toad Are Friends, along with the works of authors and illustrators including Maurice Sendak and Tove Jansson, among others. With 116 illustrations, How PicturebooksWork offers the student of children's literature a new methodology, new theories, and a new set of critical tools for examining the picturebook form.

Understanding Environmental Administration And Law 3rd Edition

Author: Susan J. Buck
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781610911184
Size: 19.23 MB
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Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides an engaging, introductory overview of environmental policy. Author Susan J. Buck explores the process through which policy is made, the political environment in which it is applied, and the statutory and case laws that are critical to working within the regulatory system. This revised and expanded third edition adds case studies that help bring the subject to life and includes new material on: the Bush Administration and its approach to administering environmental laws the continuing evolution of environmentalism and the changing role of environmental regulation in the !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--United States the development and implementation of environmental agreements at the international level the impacts and implications of globalization Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides a framework for understanding the law as a managerial tool.

An Integrated Approach To Environmental Management

Author: Dibyendu Sarkar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118744357
Size: 52.82 MB
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This book is intended to be the first and only scholarly book positioned as a leading text book, as well as a specialist reference resource of academic information and analysis on environmental management from multiple perspectives, highlighting cutting edge research, new concepts and theories, and fresh practical ideas and initiatives that can be readily applied in societies and organizations. The book mitigates a major deficiency in the field of environmental management as currently envisioned, namely, it's fracturing along the disciplinary boundaries, with the result that presents a fragmented picture, with its different components seemingly at odds with each other. This book - by simultaneously adopting multiple perspectives and by striving to unify them, through a rigorous examination of the underlying interconnections - provides a much-needed integrative thrust that clarifies and crystallizes the subject of environmental management, and provides a convenient one-stop compendium consisting of theories, analytical techniques and applications drawn from natural sciences and engineering, social sciences and policy, and business and economics. This book is useful to both students and practitioners in the field. The bird's eye view afforded by the book enables students to better locate their own interests and research in the evolving trajectory of the field. The practitioners and policy makers will also be able to appreciate the tremendous possibilities in the field of environmental management that are often obscured by the academic treatments focused on a "nuts-and-bolts" approach alone. Here the multiple perspectives will be particularly useful in encouraging lateral thinking and in promoting cross-fertilization across disciplinary boundaries.