Making Environmental Policy
By (author) Daniel J. Fiorino
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Making Environmental Policy by Daniel J. Fiorino
Book DescriptionWho speaks for the trees, the water, the soil, and the air in American government today? Which agencies confront environmental problems, and how do they set priorities? How are the opposing claims of interest groups evaluated? Why do certain issues capture the public's attention? In Making Environmental Policy, Daniel Fiorino combines the hands-on experience of an insider with the analytic rigor of a scholar to provide the fullest, most readable introduction to federal environmental policymaking yet published. A committed environmental advocate, he takes readers from theory to practice, demonstrating how laws and institutions address environmental needs and balance them against other political pressures. Drawing on the academic literature and his own familiarity with current trends and controversies, Fiorino offers a lucid view of the institutional and analytic aspects of environmental policymaking. A chapter on analytic methods describes policymakers' attempts to apply objective standards to complex environmental decisions. The book also examines how the law, the courts, political tensions, and international environmental agencies have shaped environmental issues. Fiorino grounds his discussion with references to numerous specific cases, including radon, global warming, lead, and hazardous wastes. Timely and necessary, this is an invaluable handbook for students, activists, and anyone wanting to unravel contemporary American environmental politics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520089181
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 30-Mar-1995
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Daniel J. Fiorino
New Environmental Regulation, Paperback (September 2006)
An overview of environmental regulation in the United States and a call for a new more effective regulatory model that relies less on top-down intervention and more on collaboration, flexibility, and incentives.
Environmental Governance Reconsidered, Paperback (June 2004)
A comprehensive, in-depth, and thematically integrated analysis of key issues in environmental governance today, from perspectives including environmental economics, democratic theory, public policy, law, political science, and public administration.
Managing for the Environment, Paperback (November 1998)» View all books by Daniel J. Fiorino
This text explains how public managers can effectively address environmental issues from a managerial point of view. The authors examine environmental concerns from the perspective of the non-specialist managers who must deal with these issues.
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Author Biography - Daniel J. Fiorino
Daniel J. Fiorino, who earned his Ph.D. in political science at Johns Hopkins University, has fifteen years' experience in national environmental policymaking and has published extensively on the topic.
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