Business and Environmental Policy
Corporate Interests in the American Political System
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Business and Environmental Policy by Michael E. Kraft
Book DescriptionIt is well known that American businesses make an effort to influence environmental policy by attempting to set the political agenda and to influence regulations and legislation. This book examines what is not so well known: the extent to which business succeeds in its policy interventions. In Business and Environmental Policy, a team of distinguished scholars systematically analyzes corporate influence at all stages of the policy process, focusing on the factors that determine the success or failure of business lobbying in Congress, state legislatures, local governments, federal and state agencies, and the courts. These experts consider whether business influence is effectively counterbalanced by the efforts of environmental groups, public opinion, and other forces.The book also examines the use of the media to influence public opinion--as in the battle over drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge--and corporations' efforts to sway elections by making campaign contributions. Because the book goes well beyond the existing literature--much of which is narrow, descriptive, and anecdotal--to provide broad-based empirical evidence of corporate influence on environmental policy, it makes an original and important contribution and is appropriate for a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262612180
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Michael E. Kraft
Public Policy, Paperback (December 2014)
Encouraging students to understand how and why policy analysis is used to assess policy alternatives, this book takes a fully integrated and evaluative approach to American policy, arming students with all the analytic tools they will need.
Coming Clean, Paperback (February 2011)
An investigation into the policy effects of requiring firms to disclose information about their environmental performance.
Environmental Policy, Paperback (June 2009)» View all books by Michael E. Kraft
Brings together 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. This edition also includes chapters with coverage of national security and the environment.
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Author Biography - Michael E. Kraft
Sheldon Kamieniecki is Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the author or editor of many other books.
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