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Main Title Toward sustainable communities : transition and transformations in environmental policy /
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Mazmanian, Daniel A.,
Kraft, Michael E.
Publisher MIT Press,
Year Published 2009
OCLC Number 245596326
ISBN 9780262134927 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0262134926 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9780262512299 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0262512297 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subjects Environmental policy--United States. ; Sustainable development--United States.
Holdings
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EJAM  GE180.T69 2009 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/13/2012
ERAM  GE180 .T69 2009 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 08/20/2009
Edition 2nd ed.
Collation xiv, 365 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
From the Publisher: This analysis of U.S. environmental policy offers a conceptual framework that serves as a valuable roadmap to the array of laws, programs, and approaches developed over the last four decades. Combining case studies and theoretical discussion, the book views environmental policy in the context of three epochs: the rise of command-and-control federal regulation in the 1970s, the period of efficiency-based reform efforts that followed, and the more recent trend toward sustainable development and integrated approaches at local and regional levels. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the new approaches and places these experiments within the larger framework of an emerging trend toward community sustainability. Toward Sustainable Communities assesses environmental policy successes and failures at the subnational, regional, and state levels and offers eight case studies of policy arenas in which transformations have been occurring-from air and water pollution control and state and local climate change policy to open space preservation, urban growth, and regional ecosystem management. It discusses the various meanings of sustainability and whether the concept can serve as a foundation for a new era of environmental policy. The second edition has been substantially updated, with five new chapters (including the chapter on climate change) and all other chapters revised and shortened. It is suitable as a primary or secondary text for environmental policy courses and as a resource for scholars and policymakers.