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Cover Image: Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, 8th Edition
  • Date: 05/12/2012
  • Format: Print Paperback
  • Price: $62.00
  • ISBN: 978-1-4522-0330-0
  • Pages: 480
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Environmental Policy: New Directions for the Twenty-First Century, 8th Edition
Norman J. Vig, Carleton College
Michael E. Kraft, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Editors


Authoritative and trusted, the eight edition of Environmental Policy once again 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.

New to the eighth edition:

  • NEW chapter on China, capturing the mixed picture of a nation with severe environmental challenges but also one that is on the leading edge in developing new and greener energy technologies.
  • NEW evaluation of the Bush presidency and a thoroughly balanced appraisal of the Obama administration’s environmental policy.
  • NEW coverage of the fiscal constraints that affect environmental policy.
  • NEW data and case studies on national energy policy, climate change, exploration for oil and natural gas on public lands, ecosystem management, the role of science in environmental policy at the EPA and other agencies, court decisions that challenge administrative rulemaking, the greening of industry, the use of market incentives, urban sustainability initiatives, the environmental effects of national security decisions, and economic development and the environment.
  • NEW scholarship, polling data, court rulings, congressional actions, agency decisions, and other pertinent events and developments at the international, national, state, and local levels.
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New to this Edition

New to the eighth edition:

  • NEW chapter on China, capturing the mixed picture of a nation with severe environmental challenges but also one that is on the leading edge in developing new and greener energy technologies.
  • NEW evaluation of the Bush presidency and a thoroughly balanced appraisal of the Obama administration’s environmental policy.
  • NEW coverage of the fiscal constraints that affect environmental policy.
  • NEW data and case studies on national energy policy, climate change, exploration for oil and natural gas on public lands, ecosystem management, the role of science in environmental policy at the EPA and other agencies, court decisions that challenge administrative rulemaking, the greening of industry, the use of market incentives, urban sustainability initiatives, the environmental effects of national security decisions, and economic development and the environment.
  • NEW scholarship, polling data, court rulings, congressional actions, agency decisions, and other pertinent events and developments at the international, national, state, and local levels.
Previous Editions
7th Edition ©2009
6th Edition ©2006
5th Edition ©2003

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Table of Contents

Part I. Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition
1. Environmental Policy over Four Decades: Achievements and New Directions, Michael E. Kraft and Norman J. Vig
2. Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Government Role in Environmental Protection, Barry G. Rabe
3. “High Hopes and Bitter Disappointment”: Public Discourse and the Limits of the Environmental Movement in Climate Change Politics, Deborah Lynn Guber and Christopher J. Bosso

Part II. Federal Institutions and Policy Change
4. Presidential Powers and Environmental Policy, Norman J. Vig
5. Environmental Policy in Congress, Michael E. Kraft
6. Environmental Policy in the Courts, Rosemary O’Leary

Part III. Public Policy Dilemmas
7. Science, Politics, and Policy at the EPA, Walter A. Rosenbaum
8. Conflict and Cooperation in Natural Resource Management, Mark Lubell and Brian Segee
9. Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy, Sheila M. Olmstead
10. Toward Sustainable Production: Finding Workable Strategies for Government and Industry, Daniel Press and Daniel A. Mazmanian
11. Sustainable Development and Urban Life in North America, Robert C. Paehlke

Part IV. Global and Domestic Issues and Controversies
12. Global Climate Change: Beyond Kyoto, Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer
13. Environment, Population, and the Developing World, Richard J. Tobin
14. China’s Quest for a Green Economy, Kelly Sims Gallagher and Joanna I. Lewis
15. Environmental Security, Richard A. Matthew

Part V. Conclusion
16. Conclusion: Toward Sustainable Development? Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft

Testimonials

“Every year I check texts for my Environmental Policy course, and invariably I come back to this one. It provides the right mix of general topics and up-to-date chapters on issues of current importance and salience, to which I want my students to give their minds both as analysts and as citizens of the world.”

- Sanda Kaufman, Cleveland State University

"Like a fine wine, the Vig and Kraft reader seems to get better with age, and each new edition. The combination of excellent coverage of the full array of environmental issues and timely analyses of the latest policy developments keeps this text at the forefront of the environmental policy field. Because the contributions are so well written and analytically sophisticated, I have had good success using this book in undergraduate courses at both the introductory and advanced levels, and in political science as well as interdisciplinary (environmental science and policy) courses.”

- Donald Baumer, Smith College

"Vig and Kraft’s classic reader in environmental politics and policy continues to set a very high standard for students and policy analysts alike. It has been thoroughly updated to include new information on the impact of budgetary constraints, the growing role of China in global environmental governance, federal court decisions, and an increasing contentious focus on energy policy disputes. Like earlier editions, this text offers quality coverage of political institutions, processes, and substantive policy areas from well-known experts who effectively communicate the materials in a style that is both clear and eminently readable.”

- Charles Davis, Colorado State University

“I highly recommend this book. I’ve used it at both the graduate and undergraduate level with students in political science, environmental science, and public administration. This latest edition maintains and updates the strengths of earlier versions. The authors cover theory and practice, incorporate lots of concrete information and examples, and provide valuable references that promote student scholarship.”

- Peter J. Balint, George Mason University
Bio(s)
Norman J. Vig, Carleton College

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, University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
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, Environmen¬tal Policy and Politics, 5th ed. (2011) and coauthor of Coming Clean: Information Dis¬closure and Environmental Performance (2011), with Mark Stephan and Troy D. Abel. In addition, he is the coeditor of Environmen¬tal Policy: New Directions in the 21st Century, 8th ed. (2013), 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: Corpo¬rate Interests in the American Political Sys¬tem (2007) and The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy (2013), with Sheldon Kamieniecki. He has long taught courses in environmental policy and politics, Congress, and public policy analysis.
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