9780205745371

Environmental Policy and Politics

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205745371

  • ISBN 10:

    0205745377

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 02/02/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Newer Edition

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Summary

Covering global threats such as climate change, population growth, and loss of biodiversity, as well as national, state, and local problems of environmental pollution, energy use, and natural resource use and conservation, this exciting and unique text covers U.S. policy-making processes, the legislative and administrative settings for policy decisions, the role of interest groups and public opinion in environmental politics, and the public policies that result. Offering a succinct overview and assessment of U.S. environmental policy and politics, Kraft encourages students to judge environmental problems and policy actions for themselves by summarizing extensive collections of scientific studies, government reports, and policy analyses to convey the nature of environmental problems, progress and limitations in dealing with them, and the implications of keeping or revising present policies.

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