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US environmental policy in action, Sara R. Rinfret, Michelle C. Pautz

US Environmental Policy in Action provides a comprehensive look at the creation, implementation, and evaluation of environmental policy, which is of particular importance in our current era of congressional gridlock, increasing partisan rhetoric, and escalating debates about federal/state relations. Now in its second edition, this volume includes updated case studies, two new chapters on food policy and natural resource policy, and revised public opinion data. With a continued focus on the front lines of environmental policy, Rinfret and Pautz take into account the major changes in the practice of US environmental policy during the Trump administration. Providing real-life examples of how environmental policy works rather than solely discussing how congressional action produces environmental laws, US Environmental Policy in Action offers a practical approach to understanding contemporary American environmental policy
Table Of Contents
1. Environmental Policy in Practice -- 2. The Development and Context of American Environmental Policy -- 3. The Messy Process of Making Environmental Policy -- 4. Official Actors in the Policy Process -- 5. The Unofficial Players in the Policy Process -- 6. Translating Vague Statutes into Rules and Regulations -- 7. Implementing Environmental Policy and Regulations: Where the Rubber Meets the Road -- 8. Is it Working? Evaluating Environmental Policy -- 9. The Intersection of Natural Resource and Energy Policy -- 10. The Politics and Policies of Food -- 11. Environmental Policy in Action: Past, Present, and Future
Literary Form
non fiction
2nd ed. 2019.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 381 pages), illustrations (some color), map
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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