1. Environmental policy from the 1970s to the twenty-first century / Michael E. Kraft and Norman J. Vig -- 2. Power to the states : the promise and pitfalls of decentralization / Barry G. Rabe -- 3. Environmental sustainability and urban life in America / Robert Paehlke -- 4. The boundaries and contours of American environmental activism / Christopher J. Bosso and Deborah Lynn Guber -- 5. Presidential leadership and the environment / Norman J. Vig -- 6. Environmental policy in Congress : from consensus to gridlock / Michael E. Kraft -- 7. Environmental policy in the courts / Rosemary O'Leary -- 8. Still reforming after all these years : George W. Bush's "new era" at the EPA / Walter A. Rosenbaum -- 9. Economics, incentives, and environmental policy / A. Myrick Freeman III -- 10. Risk-based decision making / Richard N.L. Andrews -- 11. Environmental justice : normative concerns, empirical evidence, and government action / Evan J. Ringquist -- 12. Understanding the transition to a sustainable economy / Daniel Press and Daniel A. Mazmanian -- 13. Climate policy on the installment plan / Lamont C. Hempel -- 14. A new era in natural resource policies? / William R. Lowry -- 15. Environment, population, and the developing world / Richard J. Tobin -- 16. International trade and environmental regulation / David Vogel -- 17. Toward sustainable development? / Norman J. Vig and Michael E. Kraft.