ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS explores the issues that shape environmental policy today. The introduction places environmental politics in context by identifying some of the events that have occurred over the last decade that have affected the field's development--from the listing of the polar bear as an endangered species to the opening of China's Three Gorges Dam. The new edition provides coverage of the historical roots of environmentalism, milestones in the development of key policies, and current problems and conflicts. It contains 12 new "Another View, Another Voice" profiles and six new "Emerging Issues" features. The author provides in-depth coverage in a readable, concise format that shows readers how environmental problems are identified and how solutions are formulated and implemented.
Table of Contents
1. A Historical Framework for Environmental Protection.
2. Participants in the Environmental Debate.
3. The Political Process.
4. The Lands Debate.
5. Waste and Toxics.
6. The Politics of Energy.
7. The Politics of Water.
8. Air Quality: Pollution and Solutions.
9. Endangered Species and Biodiversity.
10. The Global Commons.
11. Population and Sustainability.
12. Emerging Issues in Environmental Politics.
Appendix A: Major U.S. Environmental Legislation 1947—2010.
Appendix B: Major International Environmental Agreements, 1900—2010.