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by Michael E. Kraft

Covering global threats such as climate change, population growth, and loss of biodiversity, as well as national, state, and local problems of environmental pollution, energy use, and natural resource use and conservation, this exciting and unique text covers U.S. policy-making processes, the legislative and administrative settings for policy decisions, the role of interest groups and public opinion in environmental politics, and the public policies that result.

Offering a succinct overview and assessment of U.S. environmental policy and politics, Kraft encourages students to judge environmental problems and policy actions for themselves by summarizing extensive collections of scientific studies, government reports, and policy analyses to convey the nature of environmental problems, progress and limitations in dealing with them, and the implications of keeping or revising present policies.

Download Environmental Policy and Politics (5th Edition) epub
ISBN: 0205745377
ISBN13: 978-0205745371
Category: Other
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Author: Michael E. Kraft
Language: English
Publisher: Pearson; 5 edition (February 12, 2010)
Pages: 320 pages
ePUB size: 1746 kb
FB2 size: 1447 kb
Rating: 4.8
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His perspective comes from a valuable meeting between logic and his heart. Something that spurs the idea of using passion and wit to creat a constructive view of approaching as fragile as the environment and how we should be deliberately mindful and involved in the rules that must prevail in a democracy.
I read it for my environmental policy graduate class. I am a biologist so it was a good resource to see how economics plays into policy and politics. For my background and training, it was a little to heave on the economic side
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Kraft explains the history of the environmental policies of the US federal government, going up to late 2005. It is a detailed analysis, with copious footnotes pointing to original sources.

The narrative describes a constant tension between the US electorate wanting a cleaner environment and the unwillingness to accept higher taxes or other costs to achieve this. In some ways, it summarises aptly the various federal Acts, in how they were formulated, and the amount of enforcement that went into them.

Other tensions are shown to exist in such agencies as the Bureau for Land Management. Which has often tended towards allowing extensive resource use of its land, in contrast with the Forest Service. The book's characterisation of the BLM may be a little ironic. As it has come under constant criticism from ranchers and miners for what they see as overly restrictive policies.
If you don't need this book for a class I would recomend buying a different. Kraft is very informative but the book lacks any sentence flow. It is filled with overly wordy descriptions, and run on sentences. It feels as if Kraft has added in unnessary round about explanations to publish a 5th edition.
If you're looking for a basic environmental policy book, this isn't bad. It's got good charts, etc. However, as far as clarity goes, the Rosenbaum book by the same (or a similar) title is better. It has fewer graphs and charts but makes the points better.