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Main Title Better environmental policy studies : how to design and conduct more effective analysis /
Author Susskind, Lawrence.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Jain, Ravi,
Martyniuk, Andrew O.
Jain, R. K.
Publisher Island Press,
Year Published 2001
OCLC Number 47176944
ISBN 1559638702; 9781559638708; 1559638710; 9781559638715
Subjects Environmental policy--United States--Evaluation ; Environmental policy--United States--Evaluation--Case studies ; Environmental policy--Evaluation
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EIAM  GE180.S855 2001 Region 2 Library/New York,NY 03/01/2002
EJBM  GE180.S855 2001 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/02/2016 STATUS
EKBM  GE180.S855 2001 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 07/19/2002
ESAM  GE180.S855 2001 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 09/21/2001
Collation xiii, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174) and index.
Contents Notes
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The Conventional Approach to Environmental Policy Studies -- Ch. 3. How Environmental Policy Studies Can Be Used Effectively -- Ch. 4. How Policy Studies Should Be Organized -- Ch. 5. Methods and Roles of Environmental Policy Studies -- Ch. 6. Rethinking the Choice of Methods for Policy Analysis -- Ch. 7. International Perspectives -- App. A. National Academy of Sciences National Research Council Report Review Guidelines. Environmental policy studies commissioned by government agencies or other stakeholders can play a vital role in environmental decisionmaking; they provide much-needed insight into policy options and specific recommendations for action. But the results of even the most rigorous studies are frequently misappropriated or misunderstood and are as likely to confuse an issue as they are to clarify it. Better environmental policy studies explores this problem, as it considers the shortcomings of current approaches to policy studies and presents a pragmatic new approach to the subject. Reviewing five cases that are widely regarded as the most effective policy studies to have been conducted in the United States in the last few decades, the authors present a comprehensive guide to the concepts and methods required for conducting effective policy studies.