Environmental Policy


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Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition
US Environmental Policy: An Overview - Michael E. Kraft and Barry G. Rabe
Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Government Role in Environmental Protection - Barry G. Rabe
Priorities, Preferences, and Policy: Twenty-First Century Public Opinion on the Environment - Christopher Borick and Erick Lachapelle
Federal Institutions and Policy Change
Presidential Powers and Environmental Policy - Norman J. Vig
Environmental Policy in Congress - Michael E. Kraft
Environmental Policy in the Courts - Kimberly Smith
The Environmental Protection Agency - Richard N. L. Andrews
Public Policy Dilemmas
Energy Policy - Sanya Carley
Natural Resource Policies in an Era of Polarized Politics - William R. Lowry
Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy - Sheila M. Olmstead
Sustainability in Cities - Sara Hughes and Aaron Deslatte
Global Issues and Controversies
Global Climate Change Governance: Where Next After Paris - Henrik Selin and Stacy D. VanDeveer
Environment, Population, and the Developing World - Richard J. Tobin
Creating the Green Economy: Government, Business, and a Sustainable Future - Daniel J. Fiorino
Conclusion: Emerging Challenges in Environmental Policy - Barry G. Rabe and Michael E. Kraft

About the Author

Michael E. Kraft is a professor of political science and the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Environmental Studies emeritus at the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. He is the author of Environmental Policy and Politics, 7th ed. (2018), and coauthor of Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (2011, winner of the Lynton K. Caldwell award for best book on environmental politics and policy that year) and of Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 7th ed. (2021). In addition, he is coeditor of both the Oxford Handbook of Environmental Policy (2013) and Business and Environmental Policy (2007) with Sheldon Kamieniecki and of Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy, 2nd ed. (2009), with Daniel A. Mazmanian. 

Barry G. Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He also serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and chaired the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assumable Waters Committee from 2015 to 2017. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy, which received the 2017 Martha Derthick Book Award from the American Political Science Association for making a lasting contribution to the study of federalism. His latest books are Can We Price Carbon? (MIT Press, 2018) and Trump, the Administrative Presidency, and Federalism (Brookings 2020) and he is currently working on a book examining the politics surrounding methane emissions. Norman J. Vig is the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society emeritus at Carleton College. He has written extensively on environmental policy, science and technology policy, and comparative politics and is coeditor with Michael G. Faure of Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union (2004) and with Regina S. Axelrod and David Leonard Downie of The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 2nd ed. (2005).

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