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American and Comparative Environmental Policy

Michael E. Kraft and Sheldon Kamieniecki, series editors

Examines a broad range of environmental policy issues, with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary books that focus on the links between policy and environmental problems, issues, and controversies in either American or cross-national settings.

The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and a New Model of Emissions Trading

How the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative created a new paradigm in climate policy by requiring polluters to pay for their emissions for the first time.

Evaluating the Federal Government’s Response to Environmental Justice

A systematic evaluation of the implementation of the federal government’s environmental justice policies.

The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance
Edited by Andreas Duit

Studies of environmental governance that show the relevance of the state’s role in environmental politics and the analytical power of the comparative approach.

What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren

An updated and accessible account of what science knows about climate change, incorporating the latest scientific findings and policy initiatives.

Conservatives’ Opposition to Environmental Regulation

A detailed analysis of the policy effects of conservatives’ decades-long effort to dismantle the federal regulatory framework for environmental protection.

Beyond Gridlock

An updated investigation of alternate pathways for American environmental policymaking made necessary by legislative gridlock.

Theory and case studies demonstrate the analytic potential of mutually constitutive “narrative networks” in environmental governance.

Economic Development, the Environment, and Quality of Life in American Cities

A theoretically driven comparison of sustainability programs in American cities, updated with the latest research and additional case studies.

Theory, Practice, and Prospects

Combining the theoretical tools of comparative politics with the substantive concerns of environmental policy, experts explore responses to environmental problems across nations and political systems

Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance

An investigation into the policy effects of requiring firms to disclose information about their environmental performance.

The Comparative Politics of Climate Change

Comparative case studies and analyses of the influence of domestic politics on countries’ climate change policies and Kyoto ratification decisions.

Re-Imagining the Boundaries of Science and Politics

An analysis of the challenges involved in incorporating science and other kinds of knowledge into making environmental policy.

Experts examine how reliance on free markets contributed to the U.S. failure to address climate change and offer recommendations for new ideas to guide policy.

Special District Governance and the New Local Politics of Water

An analysis of the political consequences of special district governance in drinking water management that offers new insights into the influence of political structures on local policymaking.

Institutions, Policymaking, and Multilevel Governance

Analysis of climate change policy innovations across North America at transnational, federal, state, and local levels, involving public, private, and civic actors.

Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy

A new edition with new and updated case studies and analysis that demonstrate the trend in U.S. environmental policy toward sustainability at local and regional levels.

An agument for the importance of equity as a criterion in evaluating water policy, with examples in wide-ranging case studies from North and South America and Europe.

Ecosystem-Based Management and the Environment

This systematic assessment of seven prominent initiatives is the first to evaluate the effectiveness of ecosystem-based management at protecting the environment.

Beyond Gridlock

Argues that legislative gridlock over environmental issues has increased the significance of alternative pathways for policymaking, including appropriations politics, executive-branch action, action by the courts, collaborative “next-generation” approaches, and policymaking at the state level.

What It Means for Us, Our Children, and Our Grandchildren
Corporate Interests in the American Political System
The Limits of Land Acquisition as a Conservation Strategy, 1780-2004
Collaborative Approaches to Watershed Management
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