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Preface About the Editors About the Contributors Part I. Environmental Policy and Politics in Transition 1. U.S. Environmental Policy: A Half-Century Assessment 2. Racing to the Top, the Bottom, or the Middle of the Pack? The Evolving State Government Role in Environmental Protection 3. Politics, Prices and Proof: American Public Opinion on Environmental Policy Part II. Federal Institutions and Policy Change 4. Presidential Powers and Environmental Policy 5. Environmental Policy in Congress 6. Environmental Policy in the Courts 7. The Environmental Protection Agency Part III. Public Policy Dilemmas 8. Energy Policy 9. Natural Resource Policies in an Era of Polarized Politics 10. Applying Market Principles to Environmental Policy 11. Sustainability and Resilience in Cities: What Cities Are Doing Part IV. Global Issues and Controversies 12. Global Climate Change Governance: Can the Promise of Paris be Realized? 13. Environment, Population, and the Developing World 14. Creating the Green Economy: Government, Business, and a Sustainable Future Part V. Conclusion 15. Conclusion: Environmental Policy in Crisis Appendices Index

About the Author

Norman J. Vig is the Winifred and Atherton Bean Professor of Science, Technology, and Society emeritus at Carleton College. He has written extensively on environmental policy, science and technology policy, and comparative politics and is coeditor with Michael G. Faure of Green Giants? Environmental Policies of the United States and the European Union (2004) and with Regina S. Axelrod and David Leonard Downie of The Global Environment: Institutions, Law, and Policy, 2nd ed. (2005). Michael E. Kraft is a professor of political science and the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Environmental Studies emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He is the author of Environmental Policy and Politics, 7th ed. (2018), and coauthor of Coming Clean: Information Disclosure and Environmental Performance (2011, winner of the Lynton K. Caldwell award for best book on environmental politics and policy that year) and of Public Policy: Politics, Analysis, and Alternatives, 7th ed. (2021). In addition, he is coeditor of both the Oxford Handbook of Environmental Policy (2013) and Business and Environmental Policy (2007) with Sheldon Kamieniecki and of Toward Sustainable Communities: Transition and Transformations in Environmental Policy, 2nd ed. (2009), with Daniel A. Mazmanian. Barry G. Rabe is the J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of Public Policy and the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Environmental Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. He also serves as a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and chaired the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Assumable Waters Committee from 2015 to 2017. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Statehouse and Greenhouse: The Emerging Politics of American Climate Change Policy, which received the 2017 Martha Derthick Book Award from the American Political Science Association for making a lasting contribution to the study of federalism. His latest books are Can We Price Carbon? (MIT Press, 2018) and Trump, the Administrative Presidency, and Federalism (Brookings 2020) and he is currently working on a book examining the politics surrounding methane emissions.

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