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Preface About the Editors About the Contributors Part I. Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition 1. U.S. Environmental Policy: 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. Environmental Advocacy at the Dawn of the Trump Era: Assessing Strategies for the Preservation of Progress - Luis E. Hestres and Matthew C. Nisbet 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 7. The Environmental Protection Agency - Richard N. L. Andrews Part III. Public Policy Dilemmas 8. Energy Policy: Fracking, Coal, and the Water-Energy Nexus - Edward P. Weber, David Bernell, Hilary S. Boudet, and Patricia Fernandez-Guajardo 9. Eating and the Environment: Ecological Tensions in Food Production - Christopher Bosso and Nicole E. Tichenor 10. Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy - Sheila M. Olmstead 11. Toward Sustainable Production: Finding Workable Strategies for Government and Industry - Daniel Press and Daniel A. Mazmanian 12. Taking Sustainable Cities Seriously: What Cities Are Doing - Kent E. Portney Part IV. Global Issues and Controversies 13. Global Climate Change Governance: Where to Go After Paris? - Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer 14. Environment, Population, and the Developing World - Richard J. Tobin Part V. Conclusion 15. Conclusion: Past and Future Environmental Challenges - Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft Appendices Appendix 1. Major Federal Laws on the Environment, 1969-2017 Appendix 2. Budgets of Selected Environmental and Natural Resource Agencies, 1980-2017 Appendix 3. Employees in Selected Federal Agencies and Departments, 1980, 1990, 2000, and 2010 Appendix 4. Federal Spending on Natural Resources and the Environment, Selected Fiscal Years, 1980-2017 Index

About the Author

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 is professor emeritus of political science and public affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is the author of, among other works, Environmental Policy and Politics, 6th ed. (2015) and coauthor of Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (2011), with Mark Stephan and Troy D. Abel. In addition, he is the coeditor of Environmental Policy: New Directions in the 21st Century, 9th ed. (2016), 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: Corporate Interests in the American Political System (2007) and The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy (2013), with Sheldon Kamieniecki. He has long taught courses in environmental policy and politics, American government, Congress, and public policy analysis.


"This book provides a valuable guide to creating an environmental policy course, and the chapters are useful primers for students on these topics."

-- Raymond M. Lodato

"The book's greatest strength is its coverage of both politics and policy and an awareness of how political and structural factors influence environmental policy. I also think that some of the chapters are very well-written and offer some helpful tables and charts, and an abundance of good links to websites."

-- Robert Duffy

`"Excellent overview of the role of federal institutions in environmental policy...thoughtful examination of various approaches to environmental policy, including regulatory, market-based, and voluntary approaches."

-- Melissa K. Merry

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