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Chapter 1 - Introduction; Chapter 2 - Constructing environmental policy; Chapter 3 - Climate policy failure; Chapter 4 - Lost energy policies, opportunities and practice; Chapter 5 - Saving the Murray-Darling basin; Chapter 6 - Peri-urban water policy; Chapter 7 - Disintegration or disinterest? Marine and costal policy in Australia; Chapter 8 - Between markets and government: NRM policy in Australia; Chapter 9 - Australian environmental NGOs and government; Chapter 10 - Taking the politics out: Australian forest policy 1900 - 2010; Chapter 11 - Climate change adaptation and government; Chapter 12 - Catastrophic bushfire, politics and the public interest; Chapter 13 - Overpopulating Australia; Chapter 14 - Conclusions.
Associate Professor Kate Crowley is Head of the School of Government at the University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia, where she lectures in public and environmental policy. Her interests are in: green politics, policy and governance; climate change policy; federalism and environmental policy; sustainability; and policy theory and analysis. She is a past Dean of Graduate Research for the University of Tasmania, an elected member of the University of Tasmania Council, and the Chair of the Premier`s Tasmania Climate Action Council, an independent statutory authority that reports to Climate Change Minister and Tasmanian Greens Leaders Nick McKim-the first Green minister in Australia. Kate has published extensively on environmental governance, green politics and public policy, and is co-editor with KJ Walker of Australian Environmental Policy: Studies in Decline and Devolution.KJ Walker is an independent researcher and, according to one reviewer, he `pioneered the study of environmental politics in Australia'. He has taught at Melbourne, Monash, Flinders, Adelaide, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland State, Griffith, Queensland and Macquarie universities, and, from the mid-1970s, he developed and taught groundbreaking interdisciplinary courses in environmental policy and politics. He writes in the fields of environmental policy and environmental political theory, but has subsidiary interests in technology, technology transfer, and technology history in its social context.