Punctuated Equilibrium and the Dynamics of U.S. Environmental Policy
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Punctuated Equilibrium and the Dynamics of U.S. Environmental Policy by Robert C. Repetto
Book DescriptionAlthough many environmental policy issues remain deadlocked for decades with little movement, sometimes breakthroughs occur abruptly. Why do deadlocks persist? Why do major policy shifts occur infrequently? Is it possible to judge when policies are ripe for change?This book presents new empirical evidence that the punctuated equilibrium theory of policy dynamics fits the facts of environmental policy change and can explain how stable policies can suddenly unravel in discontinuous change. The distinguished contributors to the volume apply the theory to a wide range of important environmental and resource issues and assess case histories in water, forestry, fisheries, public lands, energy and climate some of which resulted in breakthroughs, others in stalemate. They offer insights into the political conditions and tactics that are likely to produce these disparate outcomes. Every professional, activist, and student concerned with promoting (or resisting) change in environmental and natural resources policies will find this up-to-date book an invaluable guide.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300110760
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert C. Repetto
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Reviews sociological, economic, and demographic literature pertaining to the relationship between income and fertility in developed and developing countries. This book presents a conceptual framework to examine how fertility responds to changes in the distribution of household income.
Public Policies and the Misuse of Forest Resources, Paperback (September 1988)
This book explores the role of governments in accelerating the rate of forest destruction.
World Enough and Time, Paperback (January 1986)
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Global Possible, Paperback (January 1985)» View all books by Robert C. Repetto
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Author Biography - Robert C. Repetto
Robert Repetto is professor in the Practice of Sustainable Development, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
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