US Environmental Policy in Action

Authors: Rinfret, Sara, Pautz, Michelle C.

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  • Provides a detailed comprehensive approach to the environmental policy process
  • Analyzes the efficacy of real-life case studies updated in this new edition
  • Offers two brand new chapters on energy and natural resources as well as food politics and policy
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US Environmental Policy in Action provides a comprehensive look at the creation, implementation, and evaluation of environmental policy, which is of particular importance in our current era of congressional gridlock, increasing partisan rhetoric, and escalating debates about federal/state relations. Now in its second edition, this volume includes updated case studies, two new chapters on food policy and natural resource policy, and revised public opinion data. With a continued focus on the front lines of environmental policy, Rinfret and Pautz take into account the major changes in the practice of US environmental policy during the Trump administration. Providing real-life examples of how environmental policy works rather than solely discussing how congressional action produces environmental laws, US Environmental Policy in Action offers a practical approach to understanding contemporary American environmental policy.


About the authors

Sara R. Rinfret is Associate Professor of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Montana, USA. 

Michelle C. Pautz is Professor of Political Science and Assistant Provost for the Common Academic Program at the University of Dayton, USA. 


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“Rinfret and Pautz’s title offers a unique, concise, and highly readable overview of contemporary environmental policy and politics in the United States. It comes at an opportune time as longstanding policies and programs face more opposition than ever before from political ideologues and vested economic interests. What we most need at present is a clear understanding of the problems that we face, the most viable policy alternatives for addressing them, and the kinds of programs that offer the greatest promise.  Students will find the authors’ innovative coverage of the practical challenges of successful policy development and implementation a refreshing alternative to conventional texts.” (Michael E. Kraft, Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Public and Environmental Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA)

“Anyone interested in environmental policy will applaud this updated edition of US Environmental Policy in Action. In this engaging book, Rinfret and Pautz provide a careful and rich analysis of key policy developments in the field, but also explore how environmental policy is shaped through rulemaking, evolves during implementation, is influenced by interest groups and front-line staff in state environmental programs, and is evaluated. By doing so, students and scholars alike gain a greater appreciation for the context in which environmental policy occurs and the conditions under which it may succeed. This outstanding book is a must-read for those seeking a deeper understanding of environmental policy in the United States.” (Denise Scheberle, Clinical Teaching Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver, USA)

“The second edition of US Environmental Policy in Action illustrates the challenging nature of environmental problem and the difficult choices confronting policymakers. The authors’ most important contribution is to focus on those at the front lines of environmental policy—the rule writers, inspectors, businesses, and policy analysts, who are typically overlooked in the literature.” (Robert Duffy, Professor, Political Science, Colorado State University, USA)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $24.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11316-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $34.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11315-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
US Environmental Policy in Action
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11316-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11316-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-11315-5
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XIX, 381
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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